Hackers disrupt Wake Forest Zoom meeting with racist language

published 26.06.2020 12:23

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Last month, a virtual graduation ceremony at Oklahoma City University was abruptly ended following a similar Zoom attack to the one at Wake Forest, according to Time.

Other U.S. schools have faced significant problems with online attacks through conference calls, including the University of Southern California and the University of Florida.

Nearly 500 Wake Forest employees were on the virtual meeting call organized by the university's Staff Advisory Council when anonymous hackers disrupted it.

Online hackers disrupted a Zoom meeting of hundreds of Wake Forest University staff on Wednesday using racist language and anti-Semitic images.

Zoom has worked on improving its video conferencing platform to be less susceptible to online attacks from hackers and added AES 256-bit GCM encryption last month to increase resistance to malicious tampering and hacking.