10.08.20

Zoom court hearing ‘zoombombed’ with porn

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A court hearing for a US teenager held over Zoom was suspended after multiple ‘zoombombing’ interruptions flooded the call with pornography and loud music.

The interruptions, commonly referred to as ‘zoombombings’ have been plaguing the platform, with leaked call IDs and no passwords being routinely hit by the phenomenon. 

Pornographic zoom bombings have been commonplace, leading to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan apologising for ‘falling short of privacy and security expectations’. 

Zoombombers allegedly posed as CNN and BBC employees to gain access to the meeting, which had no password security, thus allowing any user with the meeting ID to join in without an invite. 

The teenager has been accused of being the mastermind behind a major Twitter hack in July 2020, pleading not guilty to the charges and pleading for a lower bail amount.  

The meeting was interrupted multiple times, leading to Hillsborough Circuit Judge Christopher C Nudge temporarily suspending the Zoom meeting, with interruptions continuing until pornography was displayed with Zoom’s screen-sharing feature, leading to the final suspension of the call. 

The bail amount was kept at $750,000, with Judge Nash reportedly saying that "next time he'll require a password” for further meetings, according to Ryan Hughes, a reporter for WFLA News.