Check Point Research and Zoom Collaborate to Fix ‘Vanity URL’ Issue

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), recently helped to mitigate risk associated with a potential security issue in Zoom’s customizable ‘Vanity URLs’ feature that could have allowed hackers to send legitimate-looking Zoom business meeting invitations that appear as associated with a particular Zoom user with the aim of inserting malware and surreptitiously stealing data or credentials from that user.

Previously, Check Point Research worked with Zoom this past January to fix a different potential vulnerability that could have allowed hackers to join a meeting uninvited.

Zoom usage has exploded during the global Covid-19 lockdowns, from 10 million daily meeting participants in December 2019 to over 300 million in April 2020.

Cybercriminals are using this popularity as phishing lure for Zoom and other video communication platform users. According to Check Point, Zoom-related domain registrations and fake Zoom installation programs, in particular, have been the subject of a major increase. […]

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