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It looks like Zoom, the extremely popular video conference app, can not catch a break. Two weeks ago Zoom’s hidden algorithm that sneaked personal data to Facebook without consent from the users became public. Now these user accounts have ended up on the Dark Web’s identity theft market. 

Yahoo was the first site to learn about it from the representatives of an Israeli-based cybersecurity firm Sixgill.

Sixgill, which specializes in the world of Dark Web, reported that 352 Zoom accounts surfaced on a popular forum on April 6th. The stolen information included email addresses, IDs, passcodes, and host keys. Some of the accounts were personal, but a lot belonged to active American businesses — a high-rank healthcare provider, several educational organizations and smaller companies. 

The forum users expressed their intention to use the stolen information for online trolling (mostly for hacking into ongoing Zoom calls). But it is obvious that personal data of that kind can easily be used for more sinister purposes like committing Social Security or financial fraud. 

Zoom representatives have not commented on the situation yet. 


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