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Hacker streaming child sex abuse video devastating and appalling: Zoom

hacker streamed child sex abuse footage when 60 children were participating in a fitness class over video meet Zoom

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 May 2020 9:49 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: After a hacker streamed child sex abuse footage when about 60 children were participating in a fitness class over video meet app Zoom
in Plymouth in southwest England, the company on Sunday said such incidents are truly devastating .

The incident occurred when the class was being hosted last week by a sports club in Plymouth, Devon, and suddenly, the young participants were exposed to the "extremely distressing" material.

The NSPCC children's charity told the media there was a worrying pattern of meetings held on Zoom being "bombed" with images of child sexual abuse.

"Zoom strongly condemns such behaviour and appreciates the NSPCC's efforts to raise awareness around how best to prevent these kinds of attacks," the video conferencing platform said in a statement.

According to local police, the hacker which was yet to be identified gained access after the Zoom call's details were published on online forums.

Zoom said it has enabled meeting passwords and virtual waiting rooms by default for users enrolled in its primary and secondary school programe, as well Free Basic and Single Pro users. (IANS)

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