Commonwealth Policy Center

Zoom is a popular virtual meeting resource, but be careful! A recent conference call held on Zoom by South Central Kentucky and Community and Technical College was interrupted by an appearance of a pornographic video. It’s known as a “Zoom bombing.” The organizer of the call immediately ended the call and apologized to the participants. Rebecca Lee is a spokeswoman for the college and said the incident occurred during a live question and answer session on dual college and high school credit classes on April 3. Lee said “Somebody, we don’t know who took control of the Zoom presentation. They did post some obscene video.” High school students, educators, and college officials were invited to the call which had 58 participants. Since the intrusion, some schools are banning Zoom for their conferences, but the company said that it will improve security measures.