The Verge: Alleged Twitter teen hacker’s hearing got zoombombed big time

The Verge: Alleged Twitter teen hacker’s hearing got zoombombed big time. “Judge Christopher Nash spent more time rapidly force-ejecting trolls than he did delivering his decision — which, by the way, was to keep Clark’s bail at $725,000, over six times the $117,000 in bitcoin he’s said to have gotten from the Twitter scam. While the judge did have to approve each attendee that joined, there was no way for him to tell from their usernames that they weren’t journalists or well-meaning members of the public, and he explained that Florida is supposed to allow them to attend.”

FBI: FBI Warns of Child Sexual Abuse Material Being Displayed During Zoom Meetings

FBI: FBI Warns of Child Sexual Abuse Material Being Displayed During Zoom Meetings. “The COVID-19 crisis has caused many organizations and schools to conduct virtual meetings/events, some of which are open to the public. Additionally, links to many virtual events are being shared online, resulting in a lack of vetting of approved participants. During the last few months, the FBI has received more than 195 reports of incidents throughout the United States and in other countries in which a Zoom participant was able to broadcast a video depicting child sexual abuse material (CSAM). The FBI considers this activity to be a violent crime, as every time child sexual abuse material is viewed, the depicted child is re-victimized. Furthermore, anyone who inadvertently sees child sexual abuse material depicted during a virtual event is potentially a victim as well.”

Lawfare Blog: Prosecuting Zoom-Bombing

Lawfare Blog: Prosecuting Zoom-Bombing. “While some Zoom-bombing incidents are run-of-the-mill ‘trolling,’ others represent a new, virulent form of cyber harassment. This ‘weaponization of Zoom,’ as the New York Times recently described it, has seen harassers using both mainstream and fringe platforms to share meeting passwords and synchronize disruption efforts. Intruders have exploited unprecedented public dependence on videoconference meetings to transmit hateful messages and ideologies, often targeting meetings based on the identities of their participants. In recent weeks, many federal and state prosecutors have responded to reports of these disruptions by threatening to impose criminal charges and fines on would-be ‘Zoom-bombers.'”

PC Magazine: Got a Zoom-Bombing Problem? Zoom Will Soon Let You Report Attacks in Real Time

PC Magazine: Got a Zoom-Bombing Problem? Zoom Will Soon Let You Report Attacks in Real Time. “Did your Zoom meeting just get hijacked? Well, you’ll soon be able to report the incident directly to the company. The video conferencing service is adding a new ‘report a user to Zoom’ button, which is scheduled to roll out on Sunday, April 26 in a software update.”