Zoom's popularity continues to increase despite successive security incidents. At a time when the number of daily users has reached the 300 million mark, a report by the United States Department of Homeland Security warns of the possibility of the platform being used by international government espionage services.
The document makes it known that the sudden and intense use of the videoconferencing platform by entities from the public and private sectors in combination with the high number of security incidents creates an intrusive environment for species. Any organization that uses Zoom or is planning to do so should consider the risks of using it, indicates the report to which ABC News had access.
Among the risks encountered by analysts at the United States Department of Homeland Security are possible threats from China. The country's access to Zoom's servers could make US users in the public and private sectors a target, explains the report.
Analysts say the vulnerabilities of the videoconferencing platform can also be exploited by other countries. In addition, hackers can take advantage of security holes to infect users' devices with malware and to expose their private information.
ABC News, a spokesman for Zoom, assured that the company is putting in place several robust security measures to prevent unauthorized access to user data. The representative also stressed that the company has a system that ensures that users' data outside China do not pass through the server that is in the country.
The United States Department of Homeland Security report comes after the FBI warned of the dangers of cybersecurity at Zoom in early April. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has received multiple complaints from users whose video conferences at Zoom have been interrupted by pornographic and hateful language images.
The practice of Zoombombing has become more and more frequent, even preventing the normal operation of distance classes in Portugal and leading Fenprof to make a complaint to the Attorney General's Office. The Judicial Police managed to identify the person responsible for the disruptions and erased all content about the incidents that were published on the Internet