A Zoom court hearing for the Twitter hacker

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Trolls use porn to interrupt Zoom hearing for Twitter hacker

The judge was forced to end the meeting after repeated interruptions.

Aug 5, 2020, 2:37 pm

Tech

 

Mikael Thalen

A court hearing held over Zoom for the recent Twitter hack was pulled offline after pranksters used the meeting to broadcast porn.

The trolls, according to Vice, made their way into the meeting by purporting to be staffers from media outlets such as BBC and CNN.

The bond hearing, held for 17-year-old accused Twitter hack mastermind Graham Clark, delved into chaos not longer after it began.

While discussions were being had about the hack, which saw major Twitter accounts taken over to push a Bitcoin scam after an internal company tool was compromised, loud music began to play.

It appears whoever set up the meeting failed to enable settings that would have muted attendees and kept them from being able to take over the screen.

The trolling, referred to as Zoombombing online, continued as users began speaking over the judge. But that was only the beginning.

A user eventually commandeered the screen to play a video from Pornhub of two individuals engaged in ass-eating.

The judge finally decided to pull the plug. And although the meeting was briefly brought back, the judge was forced to bring it down once again after other users began taking over.

The judge assured those in the call that the next hearing, set for two months from now, would be “password protected.”

Clark remains in jail on a $725,000 bond.

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2020, 2:37 pm