Experts learned about a new scam using the brand of popular video conferencing service Zoom to steal money and user data. This was announced on Tuesday, October 6, by TASS with reference to the press service of Group-IB.
According to experts, users are lured to fraudulent sites under the guise of receiving monetary compensation “in connection with COVID-19” or for subscribing to the service. After that, attackers steal user data and their money from bank cards. It is clarified that Group-IB has already notified about the threat Zoom.
The study began after users complained about letters from the service, which led them to fraudulent sites, as a result of which they lost money. Analysts of the CERT-GIB Cyber Security Incident Response Center have established that the letters were sent not from a fake domain, but from an official service, Ridus said.
Information security expert Andrei Masalovich clarified that when registering with Zoom, you can write letters to 10 friends in 64 characters. This is what scammers use. In order to avoid unpleasant incidents, one should not contact unknown users and do not follow dubious links, the 360 TV channel reports.
“In any case, the fraudster is expecting a targeted action from you: the first step is to bring you into conversation, the second step is to dissolve. If you do not take the first step, the fraudster will be left with nothing, ”RT quotes Masalovich.
According to experts, cybercriminals are using the popularity of the Zoom service in connection with the transition of Russians to remote work, writes NSN.
According to the Deputy Head of CERT-GIB Yaroslav Kargalev, the Zoom service should implement a more thorough verification of user data when registering an account and completely prohibit the use of third-party links in the profile.
In September, Natalia Pshenichnikova, a senior lecturer in the Department of Legal Disciplines at Synergy University, warned of a new scheme of fraud with “monetary compensation”. The fact is that scammers who promise the Russians the payment of large monetary compensation have intensified during the coronavirus pandemic.