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Zoom Accounts Leaked

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Zoom is in the headlines again, and unfortunately not for the right reasons. Half a million user accounts have been leaked to the dark web where hackers are trading and buying the breached account credentials (email addresses and passwords) so they can target those people further.

On this occasion, Zoom hasn't actually been breached itself. These leaked accounts were breached from other data breaches and then compiled so they can sold to hackers.

How To Protect Yourself?

Step 1: Check If You've Been Hacked

Use our Data Breacher Checker here to check if you were part of the half a million accounts that were leaked. Best check your partners and any children's email addresses too. If you have been affected you'll be guided through a few steps to secure yourself (e.g. changing passwords and enable two factor authentication).

Step 2: Update Zoom

Zoom have implemented security updates recently but you need to update your Zoom app to implement these. How? Open the app up on your device and it should prompt you to download it. If it doesn't prompt you, manually install it by clicking this link here.

Not sure if you're up to date or not? Click this link and it'll help you identify if your app has updated or not yet.

Step 3: Update Zoom Settings

If you have been affected, to prevent being a victim of 'zoom-bombing' make the following changes in your Zoom settings;

a) Change your personal meeting ID.

b) Change your six-digit host key.

 

Remember to never post your zoom link publicly. By all means share with the intended participants on social media but do so via a group message instead of a public post.

 

If you need help doing any of these, as always, just ask our experts in the member forum!

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