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It looks like Zoom, the extremely popular video conference app, cannot 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 cyber security company Sixgill.

This company is an expert on the Dark Web. They found 352 Zoom accounts on a popular public forum. The array of information included private passwords, addresses, etc. Most of the accounts belonged to individuals, but experts found several corporate accounts related to small business, medicine and education.

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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