Video meet app Zoom now has greater than 300 million daily customers from internationally. With the rise in customers, Zoom noticed a 50 per cent enhance over the 200 million customers it had final month and considerably greater than the 10 million members it had on the finish of 2019. The video assembly platform has seen a spike in customers for the reason that Covid-19 pandemic as hundreds of thousands have been compelled to do business from home. On the app, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan in a press release mentioned, “Clearly the Zoom platform is providing an incredibly valuable service to our beloved users during this challenging time. We are thrilled and honoured to continue to earn the trust of so many enterprises, hospitals, teachers and customers throughout the world.”
Zoom hit the headlines not too long ago for a rising variety of safety and privacy considerations, however that has not stopped folks from utilizing the video conferencing app.
Two executives in Kolkata who had been working from residence and utilizing the Zoom video calling app, allegedly obtained ransomware threats, demanding funds in bitcoins on Wednesday.
The hackers demanded ransom to launch the info which had been encrypted from their computer systems. Both of them had been utilizing Zoom.
They alleged of receiving emails from the hackers demanding fee in bitcoins. In the mail a particular hyperlink was additionally shared to buy bitcoins.
It has been alleged that the hackers have additionally threatened that non-compliance to their calls for would result in a everlasting lack of the info.
According to one of many complainants, the hackers have demanded USD 1,000 in bitcoin to decrypt the information. Besides the cyber-crime division, the Special Task Force (STF) has additionally began an investigation into the matter.