Two malware samples have been discovered that pose as Zoom installers but instead, contain backdoor and botnet capabilities.
What is happening
Cybercriminals are not letting go of any opportunity to take advantage of the global pandemic. As employees are working remotely, they are leveraging collaboration platforms to spread malware. The malicious fake installers have been foundto contain backdoor capabilities. However, these are spread through unofficial distribution channels.
The malware variants
One malware was found to have backdoor capabilities that enable actors to gain remote access.
The other one involves the installation of Devil Shadow botnet on compromised devices.
Security concerns regarding Zoom
This is not the first time that Zoom has faced threats endangering user privacy and security.