Video conference platform Zoom leaks personal information of thousands of users

Video conferencing platform Zoom leaks personal information of at least thousands of users, including email addresses and photos, allowing strangers to make video calls with him through Zoom. The leak is caused by Zoom ’s “Company Directory” setting, which automatically adds others to the user’s contact list if they sign up with an email address that shares the same domain name. This makes it easier to find the specific colleague to call when the domain name belongs to a single company. Many Zoom users say that the registration emails they use are personal, but Zoom mistakenly treats them as corporate email domain names, thus allowing thousands of individual email registration users to mix together and disclose their personal information to each other.