BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Businesses, schools, churches and other organizations are using platforms like Zoom and other video teleconferencing methods to stay connected amidst the growing COVID-19 crisis, but the FBI reports online hackers are taking advantage of this.
Monday, the YMCA of Buffalo Niagara posted on Facebook saying their live family story time was hacked.
"Unfortunately, unknown participants used inappropriate language and other vulgar content in the platform," the post said.
The YMCA says it is using Zoom to stay connected with its members, but has made necessary steps to ensure this doesn't happen again.
The FBI is warning people using these platforms of something called "Zoom-bombing" and says they have "received multiple reports of conferences being disrupted by pornographic and/or hate images and threatening language."
The FBI says this is how you can keep your meetings out of the hands of hackers: