Be Aware of 'Zoom Bombing'


Some people, including Chicago politicians, have been the victim of the new trend 'Zoom Bombing.' Block Club Chicago explains:

A virtual press conference hosted by Chicago politicians was cut short after someone hijacked the conference call and started streaming pornographic images.

On Tuesday morning, Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd), Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th), and Illinois State Reps. Theresa Mah and Ann Williams held a private press conference with organizers, health officials and reporters on popular teleconferencing platform Zoom.

The leaders aimed to call on Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Gov. JB Pritzker to close metal scrappers polluting Chicago neighborhoods including General Iron in Lincoln Park and the Sims Metal Management in Pilsen, particularly because of the respiratory nature of COVID-19.

But 16 minutes into the Zoom chat, that push was interrupted by a person who said: “Yeah, I don’t care.”

As confusion set in, a pornographic video that included images of a woman who was not fully clothed began playing on the video call. 

A staffer who works for Sigcho-Lopez quickly advised guests the call had been compromised before shutting down the Zoom chat.

Wow! The FBI warned people about this happening earlier this week. You can read more about that warning HERE.