Over 500,000 Zoom Accounts Sold on the Dark Web and Hacker Forums

Hundreds of thousands of Zoom accounts are being sold or given away for free on the dark web and hacker forums, according to a new report by BleepingComputer.

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Zoom has surged in popularity in recent weeks as the number of people working from home has increased, but concerns about the videoconferencing app's security have also made the headlines. However, the availability of Zoom accounts on the dark web does not appear to be a direct consequence of the app's failings.

Rather, the sale of the login details are said to be the result of "credential stuffing attacks," where hackers attempt to log in to Zoom using accounts leaked in older data breaches.

Successful logins are then collated into lists and sold on or offered for free to other hackers, with the intention of using them in zoom-bombing pranks or for malicious reasons.

The accounts are reportedly being shared via text sharing sites as lists of email addresses and password combinations. The accounts can include a victim's email address, password, personal meeting URL, and their HostKey.

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Zoom accounts sold on hacker forums

Cybersecurity firm Cyble, which was able to purchase 530,000 Zoom credentials for less than a penny each at $0.0020 per account, said the Zoom accounts began appearing in the hacker community at the beginning of April, with hackers offering the accounts to build reputation.

The finding underscores the importance of using unique passwords for each website where an account is registered. Concerned users are encouraged to check if their email address has been leaked in data breaches using the Have I Been Pwned website or Cyble's AmIBreached data breach notification service, and change their Zoom password if used elsewhere.

Tags: Security, Zoom

Top Rated Comments

ipedro Avatar
29 months ago
Apple could end this right now and assume the mantle of king of quarantine videoconferencing.

FaceTime has already become a proprietary eponym in the way that you make a xerox of a document or ask for a Kleenex after you sneeze. FaceTime has become even more popular during this time but people have to seek out alternatives when just one member of the call you want to place is an Android user.

1. Offer an Android FaceTime client without all the bells and whistles. Allow Android users to join in on a call. Limit it to just cameras. No Animoji or any of the fun stuff. It’ll make Android users want to get an iPhone.

2. Allow FaceTime to broadcast online with a link that anybody with the link can join. Allow the leader to control who, if anybody, can speak.

3. Optionally, Apple can also go after the work from home, corporate market by adding desktop sharing and whiteboard features.

Apple is missing a huge opportunity to make FaceTime mainstream.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
fermat-au Avatar
29 months ago
I think there may be a number of companies who in a few weeks will be regretting their decision to go with Zoom
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
29 months ago

Zoom is the pinnacle of garbage (Kinda like Yahoo was two years ago with their security breaches). Rather others disagree with me, there’s a reason why companies don’t trust ‘Zoom’ When it comes Security risks companies/agency information being exposed.
Zoom didn’t have a data breach, unlike Yahoo. This looks like it’s just hackers reselling logins and passwords from previous leaks on other platforms. Some of them happen to work on zoom because people reuse their passwords.


But so do people who have used the iOS/macOS generated strong password for a Zoom account still need to change their password, etc?
As long as you haven’t reused it anywhere else, there is little chance that the generated password is leaked. Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to be on the safe side either.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TiggrToo Avatar
29 months ago

I don't get it, WebEx is the same price and more secured.
We migrated from Webex after spending a fortune on outfitting our conference rooms with cameras, Cisco proximity boxes etc. and then spent almost every day afterwards dealing with problems as a result. The firewall configurations alone for Webex were a bloody nightmare.

For all it's perceived issues, Zoom has been relatively stable for us and significantly cheaper.


Google gives you the GSuite for free, all you have to do is give them all your information and all the information about your contacts.

Zoom records your meeting and stores it on Chinese servers (even "private" (ROFL) meetings. All they offer is a built in grid view that looks "pretty".

Facetime could take off if they removed the Apple ID function, but without that they can't really get your info.

These apps are all about harvesting your data. They are not about anything but that. I don't have a computer for Zoom, not personally or professionally. It's like chewing tobacco...I don't have a hole dirty enough to put that in.
Citations please.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I7guy Avatar
29 months ago

WebEx and GoToMeeting.
IMO, neither of those are better than Zoom. YMMV.


I don't get it, WebEx is the same price and more secured.
What does more secured mean? Does it mean, if you give your user and password to someone else, there is a webex 2fa?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
maflynn Avatar
29 months ago

But so do people who have used the iOS/macOS generated strong password for a Zoom account still need to change their password, etc?
Why not? I mean, even if you have a strong password, change it.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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