Zoom To Pay $85 Million Settlement Over ‘Zoombombings’
August 2, 2021 2:27PM EDT
Videoconferencing company Zoom has agreed to pay an $85 million settlement over so-called ‘Zoombombing’.
‘Zoombombing’ refers to incidents where private Zoom chats would be bombarded by uninvited guests – who would disrupt the meeting with profanity, pornographic posts, or even racial slurs.
The class-action settlement means any user who subscribed to Zoom between March 2016 and now is eligible for payment – either $25 or 15% of the cost of your Zoom subscription.
The company also promises to improve security and encryption to better protect user data.
Were you ever ‘Zoombombed’? How much does your workplace use videoconferencing?