“Who Just Joined?” New York Attorney General Questions Sufficiency of Zoom’s Security

  • New York AG Letitia James sent a letter to videoconferencing company Zoom, Inc., seeking information regarding the security measures Zoom has put in place to handle surging traffic resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased activity of hackers on its platform.
  • According to reports, in the letter AG James expresses concern that Zoom’s “existing security practices might not be sufficient to adapt to the recent and sudden surge in both the volume and sensitivity of data being passed through its network.”
  • In part, the AG’s concerns relate to increasing acts of sabotage by internet trolls who hijack meetings and post offensive messages and images, a practice known as “Zoombombing.”