‘Zoombombing’ hijacks online meeting and classes

With the rise of at-home work meetings, virtual classes, and online social gatherings, the Zoom video conferencing platform usage is at an alltime high. The FBI has issued a warning on hijackers who ‘Zoom-bomb’ these video conferences with the end goal of disrupting them or for pulling pranks that could be later shared on social media platforms.

Once a Zoombomber has slipped into your conference, it’s a simple two-click process to take over a call and show whatever you want. Attackers are also attempting to capitalise on Zoom’s increasing user base since the COVID-10 outbreak started by registering hundreds of new Zoom-themed domains that they later use for malicious purposes.

Here’s some advice from Zoom on keeping video meetings secure:

1. Remember that anyone can join your meeting if the link is shared to social media.

2. Use a random meeting ID instead of your personal meeting ID to host events.

3. Enable the waiting room feature to decide who can enter the meeting.

4. Lock the meeting after it starts so that no one else can join.

5. Only allow the host to have control of screen sharing.

6. Disable file-sharing so people aren’t flooded with content.


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