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How Phishing Attacks are Taking Advantage of Zoom

By March 2, 2023No Comments

With the increase in popularity of Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are taking advantage of unsuspecting users. The number of daily Zoom meeting participants has skyrocketed from 10 million in December 2020 to over 200 million in March 2020 and the numbers continue to rise, as many people still rely on the platform for work. As many individuals are new to remote work, they are vulnerable targets for cybercriminals looking to phish for sensitive information through fake meeting invitations.

Zoom phishing campaigns are a type of cyber attack where the attacker sends fake Zoom meeting invitations to individuals in order to trick them into revealing sensitive information, such as login credentials or financial data. The attacker usually creates a fake email that appears to come from Zoom and includes a link to a fake website that looks like the real Zoom website. Once the target clicks on the link, they are directed to the fake website where they are prompted to enter their login information. The attacker then uses this information to gain access to the target’s account and steal sensitive data.

To protect yourself from Zoom phishing attacks, it’s important to be cautious of emails claiming to be from Zoom, especially if they contain links or attachments. Always verify the sender’s email address and hover over the link to see where it leads before clicking on it.

Watch the video below to learn more on how zoom is being exploited for phishing attacks.

 

“Businesses need to educate their employees quickly about the risks they might face, and what to look out for. The cost of successful phishing attacks is bad for a company’s balance sheet in the best of times, but at the moment it could be fatal.” says Yoav Kren, CEO of BrandShield.

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Source:

https://resources.infosecinstitute.com/topic/zoom-phishing-attacks/

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cyber-criminals-are-trying-to-exploit-zooms-popularity-to-promote-their-phishing-scams/