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Scammers/Hackers Targeting Zoom Users!

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With the pandemic raging out of control 'many' people have opted to use the video conferencing Zoom app to stay in touch with relatives, friends & co-workers remotely. The Black Hats have taken notice of this since the apps' popularity has risen dramatically too.

The most recent scam that I've heard of is to send you either an email or text message stating that your Zoom account has been deactivated/disabled and to click on the link provided to correct the issue with Zoom.

Of course if you click on that link you're only going to get arbitrary code being executed and installed on your device instead. This malware will try to steal log-in information and/or other personal data & possibly install additional spyware/malware on your system.

There was an instance not long ago where hackers gained access to a grade school using Zoom for remote learning and sent the children pornographic content instead! That's just "too low!"

Here's an informative article by the Better Business Bureau that outlines how Zoom is also being used in a very recent phishing scam as well. https://www.bbb.org/article/news-releases/23421-bbb-scam-alert-that-zoom-invite-is-really-a-phishing-scam

 

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