Hackers exploits the Zoom meeting App

Zoom is also a treasure chest for both ethical and unethical hackers, who have zeroed in to find knowledge and security vulnerabilities and make money on the video conference program.

by Nithiya

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 11:09 IST

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The Zoom app

Zoom has become a treasure trove for ethical and unethical Hackers who are now in the video conferencing software to find privacy and security vulnerabilities and make money, too, and have gained massive popularity among businesses, SMBs, and schools in India and elsewhere to communicate from a remote location. One Motherboard hacker interviewed claiming that the vulnerabilities found in Zoom were sold in the black market, said Zoom faults normally range between $5,000 and $30,000.

The dangers-from camera or mobile microphones to personal details such as passwords, addresses, and computer details-are being sold on the Dark Web. Hackers have, however, said that zoom defects do not sell big numbers relative to other exploits. In this sense, from Flock – the most relevant contact and collaboration network for workplaces, we have the following commentary.

It is important that organizations have a security mechanism in place for the safety of sensitive organizational information to avoid falling into the wrong hands, according to Devashish Sharma, who is CTO at the connectivity and collaboration platform Flock.

"At this point, it's critical that communications networks endorse End – to- encryption and multimedia authentication, to prevent unsafe incidents," Sharma said. "The latest incident in which hackers post pornographic material on a video-conferencing application. Zoom shows us how cybercriminals are trying overtime to find vulnerabilities and steal user data.

Although Zoom was a leading provider of teleconferencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, daily news about the application's hacking tendency is hampering. Things that have impacted his reputation include Facebook data-sharing uncovered LinkedIn profiles and the 'malware-like' macOS installer.

In addition, one of the owners of Zoom Video Communications was sued, claiming that the company had some of its security vulnerabilities concealed. The case before the Northern District Court of California argued that Zoom refused to expose those flaws and that there was no end to end encryption of the services.

When "Zoombombing" stories and other privacy concerns emerged from various parts of the world, zoom began to face criticism. Google has banned Zoom for its staff, citing privacy and security issues.

In addition to the existing, the global pandemic has produced a perfect storm of a worldwide media crisis, coupled with drastic shifts in the working processes and technology utilized by organizations, according to Rafi Kretchmer, Head of Brand Marketing at the cybersecurity firm, CheckPoint.

"It culminated in a dramatic increase in the attacks on many organizations, compromising their security roles. Companies need to secure themselves with a robust end-to-end security infrastructure to ensure protection and the continuity of business in this rapidly changing situation," said Kretchmer.

This means maintaining secure and stable communication between corporate and remote devices round the clock, enabling teamwork and efficiency through teams, networks and departments, and comprehensive security at all points incorporate network fabrics against sophisticated threats and cybercrime techniques.

Zoom Founder and CEO Eric Yuan has apologized or zoomed-in his app for the privacy and safety issues. The video satisfaction application was also slammed by the Federal Bureau of Inquiry (FBI) for a lack of privacy and protection.

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