Zoom Account Data Published, Exchanged, Sold

Video Conferencing Software Zoom Goes Public On Nasdaq Exchange

SAN JOSE, CA -- Account information for hundreds of thousands Zoom users has been published, exchanged, and sold without their knowledge or consent.

The tech news website Bleeping Computer reported Monday that a cybersecurity firm discovered and later bought more than 530,000 stolen credentials for the virtual meeting app. A hacker forum had been selling the data for less than a penny.

The firm told the website hackers got Zoom users' email addresses, passwords, meeting URL links, and host keys.

Germany is one of the first nations to take action against the app. The German foreign ministry is restricting the use of popular video conferencing app Zoom because of security concerns.

It's the latest blow for the California company that was a popular stock buy during the pandemic as more people began working from home.

However, that increase use has exposed some security and privacy issues. A German newspaper reported officials aren't banning it entirely because of its popularity with international partners. It will allow use in needed but on private machines and only for professional purposes.

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