Hackers Play Porn Video In Twitter Zoom Court Hearing

Hackers Play Porn Video In Twitter Zoom Court Hearing

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A judge was forced to suspend the virtual bond trial of a 17-year-old accused of being the “mastermind” behind the recent massive Twitter hack after several people walked into Zoom's meeting posing as CNN and BBC staff and playing loud music and even porn video.

Multiple reporters who attended the hearing via Zoom on Wednesday confirmed the incident. According to independent security journalist Brian Krebs, the problem was that the judge and his clerks did not set up the meeting in a way that would mute attendees and prevent them from taking over the screen (this is a feature that can be easily set when someone makes a Zoom meeting).

“Judges holding hearings over Zoom need to get a clue,” Krebs wrote on Twitter.

Graham Clark, 17, is accused of being the mastermind behind a gang of hackers who socially engineered multiple Twitter employees to take control of an internal tool. The tool allowed them to take over several high-profile Twitter accounts and tweet out a Bitcoin address asking people to send money with the improbable promise of sending more money back.

According to Ryan Hughes, a reporter for the local WFLA outlet, Judge Christopher Nash said next time he would need a password. It might not be effective to stop Zoom bombing because passwords for at least other hearings are published online. Instead, the court may need to limit Zoom screen sharing to the request administrator.

A spokesman for Florida's Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court declined to comment and said the court was unable to share the video of the trial.

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