Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

September 18, 2020

ZoomInfo is NOT Zoom

A company by the name of ZoomInfo has been sending unsolicited emails to the UW community, ostensibly to notify recipients of their privacy policies. An example is posted below.

Zoominfo develops customer contact lists that other companies use to support sales and marketing campaigns. Lists are developed by crawling websites for an individual’s contact information. Your contact information was most likely collected via this method and does not necessarily suggest your account has been compromised.

ZoomInfo is not affiliated with the University or the Zoom web conference tool used by UW. While it is not recommended to click links in unexpected emails, it is your choice whether or not to opt out of their database–but please note that the notification is not related to UW’s Zoom service.

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