Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The hackers are looking for credentials that ping back as successful logins. Zoom did not respond to a Reuters request for comment, after market hours. A three-time winner of the BT. Updated 5:03 PM ET, Thu April 2, 2020 San Francisco (CNN Business) The founder and CEO of Zoom has apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of … Cybercriminals zoom in to exploit lockdown opportunities April 18, 2020 Video conferencing app Zoom is at the centre of a significant data breach. 今急激に利用が増えているZOOMでの音声通話・ビデオ通話がどれくらいデータ容量を消費するのかを実際にチェックしてみました。 オンライン会議、ZOOM飲み、テレワークと色々な用途で使われるようになり一気に利用者が増えてきていますが、自宅にWiFiを設置していない方は気になるの … In 2011 I was honored with the Enigma Award for a lifetime contribution to IT security journalism. The app has skyrocketed to 200 million daily users from an average of 10 million in December — along with a 535 percent increase in daily traffic to its download page in the last month — but it's also seen a massive uptick in Zoom's problems, all of which stem from sloppy design practices and security implementations. Some security experts expressed doubt about Zoom's ability to provide that level of encryption, saying the type of encryption it provides would allow the company to access some information through its servers. You may opt-out by. Zoom also apologized for its misleading claim that it offers "end-to-end encryption for all meetings," which would mean that all content on its platform is visible only to participants. "Your credentials are both stolen and where they should be at the same time," he says, "using key account credentials to access other accounts is, unfortunately, encouraged for convenience over safety. Over 500,000 Zoom accounts are being sold on the dark web and hacker forums for less than a penny each, and in some cases, given away for free. I feel like I am sometimes alone in defending Zoom in the face of enabling an awful lot of people to continue working during the most stressful of times. "We have already hired multiple intelligence firms to find these password dumps and the tools used to create them, as well as a firm that has shut down thousands of websites attempting to trick users into downloading malware or giving up their credentials," the Zoom statement said, concluding "we continue to investigate, are locking accounts we have found to be compromised, asking users to change their passwords to something more secure, and are looking at implementing additional technology solutions to bolster our efforts. Contact me in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story to reveal or research to share. Zoom has seen a flood of new users as the COVID-19 outbreak forces more and more employees to transition to working from home. The company will also release a transparency report, similar to the ones, The coronavirus outbreak has seen millions of people ordered to stay in their homes. Yuan's wealth is listed on Forbes as at … More than half a … A Blind report, most recently updated Friday morning, found that 35% of professionals are worried their information may have been compromised on … Now that Zoom has hit 300 million active monthly users and hackers are employing automated attack methodologies, "we expect to see the total number of Zoom hacked accounts offered in these forums hitting millions," Maor says. Coronavirus worries are giving Zoom a boost, Watch 'deepfake' Queen deliver alternative Christmas speech, Russia claims cyberattack may be plot to hurt ties with Biden, Watch father leave daughter dozens of surprise Ring messages, Zoom's founder says he 'let down' customers. But means a hacker can grab one and access many. Researchers at threat intelligence provider IntSights obtained multiple databases containing Zoom credentials and got to work analyzing exactly how the hackers got hold of them in the first place. Several of the most popular video conferencing programs are riddled with security problems — with Zoom, in particular, showing several glaring issues with trolls and data-sharing. It also confirmed these kinds of attacks do not generally impact large enterprise customers of Zoom, because they use their own single sign-on systems. Some were given away for free while others were sold for as low as a penny each. San Francisco (CNN Business)The founder and CEO of Zoom has apologized to the video conferencing app's millions of users after coming under fire for a host of privacy issues at a time when it has emerged as a vital social and professional lifeline for many. All rights reserved. It is these databases that are then sold in those online crime forums. I, 5 Ways To Build Trust In Cloud Technology We Saw In 2020, Forbes Favorites 2020: The Year’s Best Cybersecurity Stories, Forbes Cybersecurity Awards 2020: Corellium, The Tiny Startup Driving Apple Crazy, Microsoft, Citrix Help Form New Task Force To Take On Global Ransomware Scourge, This Christmas: Beware Of Chinese Conglomerates Bearing Gifts, Looking Ahead To 2021: A Spotlight On CISOs, DevOps Teams, And Hiring, Biden Attacks 'Irrational' Trump Over Grave Risk To U.S. National Security, Penalties For Illegal Streaming Shoehorned Into Covid Relief Bill, IntSights researchers found several databases, online crime forums and dark web supermarkets, the right moves to correct things as quickly as possible, Zoom is not malware even if hackers are feeding that narrative. All times are ET. Respecting our users’ right to privacy has always been the Zoom way. Lags between attempts are also introduced to retain a semblance of normal usage and prevent being detected as a denial of service (DoS) attack. Here's why, See Walmart's self-driving delivery trucks in action, This robotaxi from Amazon's Zoox has no reverse function, Watch: Airbnb founder stunned on live TV by stock price, Hear Ashton Kutcher's plea to lawmakers on proposed child abuse legislation, These Trump supporters say big tech is biased. The IntSights researchers explain that the attackers used a four-prong approach. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. "This is why the price is so low per credential sold, sometimes even given away free," Maor says. "While we never intended to deceive any of our customers, we recognize that there is a discrepancy between the commonly accepted definition of end-to-end encryption and how we were using it," Gal said. Disclaimer. Impact of Zoom’s Data Breach The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected the entire world. "Unfortunately, people tend to reuse passwords, Maor says, "while I agree that passwords from 2013 may be dated, some people still use them." Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. Reports state that a privacy violation has resulted in half a million users' credentials being sold or given away on the dark web, as cybercriminals take advantage of a surge in the apps use. This week alone, Zoom has come under scrutiny from the New York Attorney General and. New York Attorney General Letitia James' office has closed its inquiry into Zoom's security practice, CNBC reported Thursday. So, how did the hackers get hold of these Zoom account credentials in the first place? At the start of April, the news broke that 500,000 stolen Zoom passwords were up for sale. Footage of the incident has been circulated on social media in recent days. People have used the video conference app for everything from brunches and birthday parties to religious events and even a UK cabinet meeting. "The types of databases being offered now will expand to other tools we will learn to depend on," Etay Maor says, "cybercriminals are not going away; on the contrary, their target list of applications and users is ever expending.".