The growing popularity of the Zoom video call service during the Covid-19 crisis did not go unnoticed by hackers. As with any product and application that has enjoyed tremendous success, hackers are on the lookout to take advantage of the situation.
With its jump from 60 to 300 million users in the space of a few weeks, Zoom has become an easy target whereas we have notably seen hackers attempting to create and propagate false meetings.
In this case, it is downright a fake version of Zoom for computer that the hackers are trying to propagate. A version that hides malicious software to observe everything we do on our computer.
How to make sure you don’t have the wrong version of Zoom
It was the security experts at TrendMicro who sounded the alarm regarding this fake version of the Zoom computer software. It seeks to spread malware called RevCode WebMinitor RAT.
This malware acts like a backdoor. This allows hackers to observe everything we do on our computer and everything we type. We can therefore have more information stolen, including our personal and financial data.
This fake computer version of Zoom is said to be wandering the web via phishing attempts by email and on shady websites.
One of the best ways to tell if you’ve downloaded “Malicious Zoom” is to look at the version of Zoom you’re using. Since the end of April, Zoom has updated its software for version 5.0. The one that hackers are spreading is version 4.6.
As always, it is essential to install software and applications from an official source, be it the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store or the official service site, in this case the official Zoom site. in this case.
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