We have understood that hacking can be dangerous for both privacy as well as personal information of any user. However, it can also cause damage in terms of the financial situation of any user. Now, we are going to tell you about something that would give you a perspective on the value of your Zoom accounts. One report in Forbes today reveals that there were more than 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts on the Dark Web which is a type of internet only accessed by a special type of users, read hackers, and hidden from rest of the world.
However, the more interesting part of this report is where these accounts have been valued at. You would be surprised to know that these 500,000 hacked Zoom accounts were given away for free on the Dark Web meaning that anyone could access the account credentials without paying any money. This should also tell you how much your privacy is worth to hackers and that they can even give them away if needed.
It is also mentioned in the report that a majority of these hacked users were the new users who have created accounts on Zoom since the COVID-19 pandemic has created a gap between people and they are doing video calls to meet virtually. On the reason why these new accounts were hacked, it is said that many of those brand new accounts appear to have been secured with old passwords.
A company named Cyble was able to buy these account credentials at either very low price or for free. The report says that “Cyble purchased more than 530,000 on an underground hacking forum for next to nothing. Several of the company’s clients were among the stolen credentials, which also included personal meeting URLs and Zoom host keys”. But it is also worth noting that some credentials were of users who had later changed their details but were not updated on the dark web.