NY: RCSD reopening forum hacked on Zoom

As schools re-open, zoom-bombing continues to pose a threat.

With districts planning to use virtual learning, you’d hope that they would have Zoom configured to prevent zoom-bombing that results in pornography or racist comments or other inappropriate content being disrupting programs. On Saturday, an urban New York school district found out it wasn’t adequately secured.

The Rochester City School District’s first parent forum on the 2020-2021 school year was hacked Saturday afternoon.

The forum was held on Zoom and more than 100 families in the RCSD joined the meeting. Superintendent Dr. Lesli Myers-Small terminated the forum when she saw racist comments and hurtful symbols appear on the screen during the forum.

Read more on Rochester First. Rochester is not the only entity to have been zoom-bombed recently, as a few recent results from a Google search reveal:

And of course, it’s not just U.S. schools that are trying to prevent this problem.

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