When you think about tools for remote working or working from home, one of the first tools that will spring to mind is Zoom, but its popularity has opened the door for cybercriminals. They are capitalising on the familiarity to deploy malware!
Researchers have discovered at least six convincing-looking download sites. They’re designed to tempt you into downloading fake, malware-loaded Zoom software. The malware can steal information such as bank details or passwords, or even encrypt your data asking for a ransom.
Some can even steal your multi-factor authentication details. That could give cybercriminals access to your most sensitive data. The research also found these ‘stealer logs’ for sale on the dark web, where criminals can buy this information and use it to gain access to business networks.
Once a cybercriminal has access to your network, criminals will often explore the network trying to find data and preparing for a wider attack which can be devastating in a business setting.
While these fake sites can be incredibly convincing, take these simple steps to avoid being fooled.
• Before you download the Zoom application (or any application), double check the address of the website you’re on. Is it what you’re expecting? If you clicked an email to get to that site, are you 100% sure it’s from the real company?
• Study the rest of the web page too, looking for anything that doesn’t ring true, such as spelling mistakes or a clunky layout.
• Make sure your security software is up to date and is actively scanning for malware and suspicious downloads.
• Have a plan to roll out this advice across your business.
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