If you were already concerned about the myriad security issues plaguing the incidental beneficiary of our combined desire for a video conferencing service in light of the pandemic currently ravaging the world, here’s some more bad news: over 500,000 Zoom accounts are presently either on sale or being distributed on dark web hacker forums.

As Bleeping Computer reports, these are not the result of a breach of Zoom’s servers. The cause of their exposure is much simpler: what’s called a credential stuffing attack, a technique in which hackers aggregate exposed credentials from previous leaks from other vendors, and then try those leaked passwords on another app to see if it works. For the many people people who share passwords across platforms, this is a surprisingly effective tactic, and in Zoom’s case, that amounts to at least half a million people.

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