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Hackers are exploiting Zoom’s newfound popularity amid coronavirus pandemic

With so many people working from home or looking to connect with family and friends amid the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing platform Zoom is having a big moment.

So of course, this makes Zoom a prime target for hackers looking to take advantage of the service’s newfound popularity.

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point have noticed a sharp uptick in “Zoom” domain name registrations since people started self-quarantining to combat the coronavirus.

Zoom-related domain registrations have skyrocketed in recent days.
Zoom-related domain registrations have skyrocketed in recent days.

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According to Check Point, there have been 1,700 new Zoom-related domains registered since the pandemic began. Of those names, 25 percent of them were registered in just the past week. Researchers were able to confirm that at least 70 of the domains were being used maliciously, often as phishing websites in order to steal unsuspecting users’ personal information.  Read more…

 

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