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Are you downloading Zoom or Malware?

Monday, 10 October 2022

Zoom is widely being used by businesses with remote workers to talk online.

With the popularity of Zoom growing, it has become an attractive target for cyber criminals. The criminals are using the name in attempt to steal valuable data.

They do this by luring you in to downloading fake Zoom software which contain ‘info stealers’ with additional types of malware. Researchers have discovered at least 6 convincing downloads!

You will be under the impression that you are downloading a Zoom update, when in actual fact you’re at risk of having sensitive data stolen such as passwords, banking details and browser history.

Unfortunately, the consequences don’t end there, some criminals can additionally steal your multi-factor authentication information which could give the criminal access to sensitive data.

The dark web hosts ‘stealer logs’ which are for sale for criminals to buy and cause more damage to your business networks.

Cyber criminals are gaining access to networks, opening more vulnerabilities leading to possible ransomware attacks and having data stolen.

Whilst they can look convincing, you can take some simple steps to avoid being in harms way.

  1. Double check the website address – are you 100% confident it’s the real company
  2.  Inspect anything on the web page which doesn’t seem right such as spelling mistakes, fonts, and layouts
  3.  Ensure your security software is up to date and is scanning consistently for suspicious activities and malware
  4. Plan to inform and educate your staff on this risk and how they can help prevent it from happening

At Pisys we are happy to help and give advice to keep your business protected.

Give us a call: 01792 464748 or email [email protected]

Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.

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