Zoom Security Alert

The amount of news coverage and impact surrounding the coronavirus has continued to create an opportunity for cyber-criminals to take advantage of individuals in the form of phishing attacks, email scams, and hijacking video-conferences.  They are looking to exploit the public’s fears, as well as the exponential increase in remote work, cyber-criminals are sending email messages claiming to be from legitimate organizations with information about the COVID-19 and pending government stimulus checks. Additionally, Zoom phishing emails and Zoom-bombing of video conferences have increased significantly over the last few month.
 
We ask all GC Zoom users to maintain awareness and vigilance and follow some simple rules that you can find at the below links:
 
https://blog.zoom.us/keep-uninvited-guests-out-of-your-zoom-event/
 
https://www.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/page-assets/about/administration/offices/cis/it-resources-for-remote-work-teaching/Zoom-Security-Protocol.pdf
 

Submitted on: FEB 25, 2021

Category: IT - Alerts