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Sensitive information from Zoom App sold on dark web

While Zoom has emerged as a leading teleconferencing provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, the app is surrounded by daily news about it being prone to hacking and having some major security issues.

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According to a report, details such as passwords, meeting IDs, host keys and names belonging to Zoom account users have been posted on the dark web.

The dark web is a network of Internet sites that are not accessible via usual search engines and require special browsers to enter.

Zoom in response to the matter said it will be looking into it. 

Eric Yuan, CEO, Zoom App said in a blog post that the company will focus on safety and privacy issues as part of some measures to improve user experience.

Zoom has seen a surge in popularity among users who are practising social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic as they turn to the platform to connect with family and friends on the digital space, with some even using it to livestream events.

Citing privacy and security concerns, Google has banned video meeting app Zoom for its employees.

Another major security concern is  'Zoombombing' where hackers spam meetings with inappropriate images and offensive slurs.

While Zoom has emerged as a leading teleconferencing provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, the app is surrounded by daily news about it being prone to hacking and having some major security issues.




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