Zoom is down in the United States, the United Kingdom, and some parts of Germany.
The popular video conferencing app Zoom is currently suffering a service outage where users are unable to join or attend Zoom meetings.
According to DownDetecter, a platform that reports on online platforms going through service disrupting, the scale of this outage can be seen affecting users all over the United States, some parts of the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Aug. 24, 2020 9:05 am ET | WSJ Pro
Good day. If poor passwords and shared laptops are the stuff of cybersecurity nightmares, corporate security chiefs aren’t getting much sleep these days. As soon as companies sent employees to work from home as the coronavirus spread, hackers pelted corporate networks with cyberattacks, report WSJ Pro’s Catherine Stupp and James Rundle. As one cyber leader put it, “That really opened the opportunity for malicious attackers to start banging against the door to see what would stick.”
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Remote Work Risks
Companies battle another pandemic: skyrocketing hacking attempts. Work-from-home requirements have magnified cybersecurity threats for practically every company, whose data now must traverse Wi-Fi networks with passwords named after the family dog while workers share devices with teenagers taking classes on Zoom or playing Fortnite with their friends.