The video conferencing application Zoom, which has gained a great popularity due to the epidemic, has become the target of hackers and fraudsters. The attackers this time used the e-mail scam method to steal Zoom users’ information.
With the coronavirus epidemic and people closing into their homes, Zoom, which has a massive user mass at once, has also attracted the attention of its hackers. It is a bit difficult to say that the company, which is struggling with security problems, has been fully immune to hackers, even though it has been able to handle these problems.
According to the statement made by email cyber security company Abnormal Security, attackers try to steal users’ personal and registration credentials using fake Zoom meeting emails.
This phishing, uncovered by the Abnormal Security company, further strengthened the fears of people afraid of losing their job due to the slowing economy during the coronavirus outbreak. More than 26 million people in the U.S. have applied for unemployment benefits since the outbreak began. According to a survey conducted by Istanpoli economic losses due to the outbreak of the 3.2 million people could lose business in Turkey.
These fraudulent emails come in the form of a Zoom meeting reminder. The email includes a Zoom meeting invitation link. When users click on this link, they are redirected to the scam site prepared by hackers in a similar way to Zoom’s home page. In reality, clicking on the meeting links leads to the page stored in the URL “zoom-emergency.myftp.org”.
In these fraudulent e-mails that come, there is a note that the recipient’s job has been terminated. For this reason, the victims are alarmed and directly click on this fraud link. Then, information is stolen by hackers. According to the research, these e-mails are sent to more than 50 thousand e-mail boxes.
We said that Zoom had a huge explosion in the number of users due to the epidemic. The company said in the statement made recently that they have more than 300 million active users. Of course, such a huge number of users has also raised the appetite of hackers and fraudsters.
According to a published security research, more than 500 thousand Zoom accounts were stolen and sold on the dark web. According to the researchers, hackers managed to get these accounts through such scam e-mails. If you are a user of a Zoom or a different platform, as a precaution, instead of clicking on the link in the e-mail, you can enter the official website yourself by entering your browser.