According to Wavy 10 a Zoom class between a local private school teacher and her students was hijacked and inappropriate material was shared with the class. These types of incidents have appeared recently in many Zoom meeting settings across the country.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many businesses have sent employees home to telework. With telework; the meetings that would have typically been in person are now being hosted virtually through platforms such as Zoom. With the increase in organizations using Zoom and other virtual platforms; The FBI recommends the following to protect your cybersecurity:
- Do not make meetings or classrooms public
- Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on social media
- Manage screen sharing options
- Use the updated version of any remote meeting application — including the newest version of Zoom, which was updated in January
- Ensure the organization’s telework policy addresses requirements for physical and information security
Victims of teleconference hijacking or other cyber-crimes should report it to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center. If you receive a specific threat during a teleconference, report it to the FBI online or at (800) CALL-FBI.
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