Video conferencing app Zoom has come under greater scrutiny over security and privacy concerns as its popularity rockets during the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the BBC, New York's attorney general Letitia James has written to the company raising concerns over its privacy and security measures.
The BBC reports that James asked Zoom whether it had reviewed its security measures and pointed out that the company had been slow to address issues in the past.
Security issues in the past have included attackers being able to remove attendees from meetings, send spoof messages and hijack shared screens, according to reports. Vice also reported that Zoom has exposed people’s personal email addresses to strangers.
A Zoom spokesperson said: "Zoom takes its users' privacy, security, and trust extremely seriously. During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working around-the-clock to ensure that hospitals, universities, schools, and other businesses across the world can stay connected and operational.
"We appreciate the New York Attorney General's engagement on these issues and are happy to provide her with the requested information.”
The app has been keeping more people connected since governments imposed lockdowns around the world; it is now the number two app in the UK and the number one app in the US.
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