Hackers’ new target during pandemic: video conference calls

Hackers’ new target during pandemic: video conference calls

Posted April 7, 2020
Hackers’ new target during pandemic: video conference calls

  • Ceri Weber had just begun to defend her dissertation when the chaos began: Echoes and voices interrupted her. Someone parroted her words. Then Britney Spears music came on, and someone told Weber to shut up. Someone threatened to rape her.
  • Hackers had targeted the meeting on the video conference platform Zoom while Weber was completing the final step of her doctoral degree at Duke University.
  • The harassment lasted 10 minutes – the result of an increasingly common form of cyber attack known as “Zoom bombing.”

    6News – REGINA GARCIA CANO and AARON MORRISON | April 7, 2020