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Connecticut teen arrested for allegedly 'Zoom bombing' virtual high school lessons and using 'obscene language and gestures'

Connecticut teen arrested for allegedly 'Zoom bombing' virtual high school lessons and using 'obscene language and gestures'

4/10/2020 3:31:00 PM

Connecticut teen arrested for allegedly ' Zoom bombing' virtual high school lessons and using 'obscene language and gestures'

The boy, who is not being named due to his age, is facing multiple criminal charges after being accused of repeatedly hijacking virtual classroom sessions and using 'obscene language and gestures.'

A Connecticut teenager was arrested on computer crime charges this week after being accused of"Zoom bombing" virtual classes held by staff at Daniel Hand High School.The juvenile male suspect, who is not being named due to his age, is facing multiple criminal charges after being accused of repeatedly hijacking educational lessons while using"obscene language and gestures," Madison Police Captain Joseph Race told the

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Courantnewspaper.Police said incidents were traced back to the boy after being reported to the department and an arrest took place on Wednesday. Officials confirmed he is a Madison resident.FBI Warns of 'Zoom-Bombing,' Where Hackers Hijack Video Conferences

Read moreThe suspect was charged on suspicion of committing a fifth-degree computer crime, fifth-degree conspiracy to commit a computer crime and breach of peace, police said.News of the arrest comes after the FBI warnedthat meetings on the video call platform were being targeted by hackers and pranksters—a process known as"Zoom bombing"—as people started to rely on the app to remotely communicate during

lockdownsin place to limit the spread ofCOVID-19.The federal agency said incidents had been reported nationwide, and stressed that users should ensure Zoom meetings are password-protected and IDs are never publicized on social media.In one incident last month, a Massachusetts-based high school Zoom session had been taken over by a person who yelled profanities before shouting the teacher's home address, the FBI said. On social media, users warned that their conferences were

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