GRCC In the News, 4-2-20

Online video conferences are the target of ‘Zoom-bombings’ amid coronavirus crisis

April 1, 2020; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Now that most of the nation’s workforce is dialing into the office from home, more and more companies hold team meeting in online video conferencing spaces, like Zoom. Now internet trolls and hackers have figured out how to ‘zoom-bomb’ those meetings.

… Professor Andrew Rozema is the Director of Grand Rapids Community College Center for Cyber Security Studies. He says the ‘Zoom room’ is where participants are most vulnerable to ‘Zoom bombing’ attacks. He says if you’re posting a Zoom meeting ID to a public site like Facebook or Twitter, set the password requirement for participants to join.

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