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Primary school students are shown pornography in online classes after the Zoom conference was hacked

Primary school students are shown pornography in online classes after their Zoom conference was hacked

  • Online lessons from primary school students have been hacked and pornography is shown
  • Classes at the Emmanuel Catholic Primary School in Mackay were hacked twice
  • Families were immediately contacted and counseling was offered

Primary school students were subjected to explicit pornography after a hacker took an online class.

Year 5 students from the Emmanuel Catholic Primary School in Mackay, Queensland, participated in an online Zoom class when the uninvited guest took part in the class.

The hacker was shown pornography twice before teachers could complete the online lessons, Seven news reported.

Year five students of the Emmanuel Catholic Primary School in Mackay (photo) were shown explicit pornography after their online classes were hacked twice

Year five students of the Emmanuel Catholic Primary School in Mackay (photo) were shown explicit pornography after their online classes were hacked twice

A spokesman for the Catholic Education Office of Rockhampton Diocese said the teacher immediately contacted families who provide counseling and support.

The school contacted the Queensland Police to report the incident.

“The school’s security measures have been revised to enable future online classes,” he said.

“The principal of the school has indicated to students, parents and teachers that everything is being done to ensure that students can return to their online learning program.”

Queensland police are investigating the incident and the source of the cyber attacks.

Australian eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant focused on Zoom’s privacy policy, saying the attacks had become known as ‘Zoom bombing’.

“We have to watch for these things to happen and try to keep our institutions as secure as possible,” she said.

On April 22, Zoom announced new “robust changes” in its security.

Zoom CEO Eric S. Yuan said the privacy policy changes were part of a 90-day plan to “proactively identify, address and improve the security and privacy capabilities of its platform.”

Zoom CPO Oded Gal said that every aspect of the platform has been ‘thoroughly explored’.

On April 22, Zoom announced that “robust” new measures were being taken to strengthen the privacy and security of the platforms

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