In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, as many sectors of business have pivoted to working from home rather than an office, video teleconferencing has become an integral part of daily work life.
Specifically, Zoom has become the preferred platform for a lot of businesses that hold meetings remotely.
And according to an article published by cybersecurity company ProofPoint, scammers have begun impersonating this platform during the pandemic to steal user account information, among other strategies.
One particular scam targets users in the form of an email, with the subject line of “Zoom Account,” inviting them to click on a link to activate their account. While users may think they’re logging into Zoom, they’re actually divulging account credentials to an outside source.
Another email scam claims that a user missed a Zoom meeting, and includes a link to follow saying “check your missed conference.” The link redirects users to a fake Zoom page, where they are asked to type in their login information.
“These lures capitalize on the global workforce’s shift to remote work and consequential increased demand for video conferencing services during the COVID-19 pandemic,” the article stated.
“With more and more organizations shifting to remote work, we can expect these video teleconferencing brands to continue to be used as themes in social engineering lures for the foreseeable future.”
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