There was drama on Thursday after a virtual meeting involving South African lawmakers was interrupted by hackers who flooded the video call with pornographic images.
According to Times Live, the meeting, via Zoom, a web video service, which started around 9am had barely lasted a moment when the pornographic images popped abreast of the screen of members of the parliament’s programming committee.
The hackers were also said to possess hurled racial and sexual words at Thandi Modise, speaker of the parliament, who was chairing the meeting.
More of the pictures and sexually offensive videos were said to possess appeared on the screen, forcing the meeting to a halt after about four and a half minutes.
The ugly incident was said to possess occurred about an equivalent time when Natasha Mazzone, chief whip of Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s opposition party, at the parliament, was discussing the modalities for holding virtual meetings.
The development had taken Modise, who had earlier expressed reservations about the parliament holding its meeting via Zoom, aback.
“This is strictly what I said about Zoom!,” she was quoted to possess said.
The meeting was said to possess restarted jiffy later with another Zoom link.
The development comes amid rising insecurity concerns over the utilization of Zoom for meetings by organisations and government institutions.
With the coronavirus pandemic, which has fizzled physical gatherings, several businesses and government agencies have turned to video call platforms for virtual meetings.