Researchers from security company Check Point Software Technology have noticed a strong increase in the number of fake domains for Zoom since last week. Scammers are massively registering Zoom-related domains to scam homeworkers.

Because of the corona virus, many people work from home, so meetings have to take place online. Zoom is used a lot by companies and individuals. Scammers now see their chance to steal personal data via Zoom. By sending phishing emails and messages that lead to the fake domains.

The researchers report that since January 1700 new domains have been registered with the word ‘Zoom’. A quarter of these new domains were registered in the past week. Many of these domains seem to be aimed at directing users to a fake version of Zoom.

Previously, fake Zoom apps were also found. This software allows hackers to install unauthorized software on users’ phones and possibly also steal data.

Check Point Software Technology advises companies that use the app to properly instruct their employees on how to use the software, to avoid phishing. Users should be careful when clicking on links and not just opening attachments.