Researchers Spot Sharp Increase in Zoom-Themed Domain Registrations

Expect dodgy domain registrations for not just Zoom but for any popular app. Remind the vulnerable not to click links just because they look plausible. Try this one for example.. ..

[…] Researchers from Check Point said they have observed a sharp increase in domains with the name “Zoom” in them over the past several weeks. Since January, more than 1,700 new Zoom-themed domains have been registered worldwide. More than 400 of them were registered just in the past week alone. Many of them were legitimately registered by companies with similar names or were used in domains with relevant content.

But of the Zoom domains that have been registered since January, at least 70 appear suspicious. That conclusion is based on when and who registered it, the IP address on which it resides, the files it is related to, how many accesses it has, and other factors, says Omer Dembinsky, data research team leader at Check Point. “In certain cases we have visibility to the actual attacks, but we can know about a suspicious website even before it is used in an active attack,” Dembinsky says.


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