If you use Zoom for all of your video meetings and virtual gatherings, you need to update your software as soon as possible. Because of a security hole, hackers were able to infect your PC, Android, and iOS devices with malware. The new threat begins with a simple message and puts their device at risk. It was discovered by the security experts team at Google’s Project Zero.
Zoom malware attack
Hackers are using the Zoom video platform to inject malware into the victim’s machine. The worrying part of the threat is that it doesn’t need users to interact with online fraudsters. The only thing that is needed for hackers is to execute the malware and spyware on your devices be it Android, iPhone, Windows or anything. This was highlighted by Google Project Zero security researcher Ivan Fratic.
How to escape?
- Zoom has marked this threat as a ‘high’ severity threat. Using the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) model, Zoom has given it an 8.1 score out of 10.
- This will affect all supporting platforms, including Windows, macOS, Android, iPhone and others. This is a serious concern.
- It is advisable for all Zoom customers to download the latest update V5.10.0 and stay away from clicking any malicious links or text messages.