Following on from the “500,000 zoom accounts for sale” articles, here’s one of the ways the account details have been gathered. As always, be cautious when clicking on links in emails or calendar invitations…:
[…] These fraudulent emails come in the form of a Zoom meeting reminder. The email includes a Zoom meeting invitation link. When users click on this link, they are redirected to the scam site prepared by hackers in a similar way to Zoom’s home page. In reality, clicking on the meeting links leads to the page stored in the URL “zoom-emergency.myftp.org”.
In these fraudulent e-mails that come, there is a note that the recipient’s job has been terminated. For this reason, the victims are alarmed and directly click on this fraud link. Then, information is stolen by hackers. According to the research, these e-mails are sent to more than 50 thousand e-mail boxes.
We said that Zoom had a huge explosion in the number of users due to the epidemic. The company said in the statement made recently that they have more than 300 million active users. Of course, such a huge number of users has also raised the appetite of hackers and fraudsters.
According to a published security research, more than 500 thousand Zoom accounts were stolen and sold on the dark web. According to the researchers, hackers managed to get these accounts through such scam e-mails. If you are a user of a Zoom or a different platform, as a precaution, instead of clicking on the link in the e-mail, you can enter the official website yourself by entering your browser.