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Twitter Hacking Hearing Held At Zoom And Interrupted By Porn Videos

Yesterday, the court considered a possible release on bail for 17-year-old Florida resident Graham Ivan Clark, who is accused of the recent attack on Twitter, which became the largest in the company’s history. Hearings of the Twitter hacking took place online and was interrupted by porn videos.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was held remotely, that is, in the Zoom videoconference format.

Journalists attending the hearing reported that Judge Christopher Nash was eventually forced to suspend the hearing due to the so-called Zoom-Bombing.

The problem was that the conference was not protected with password, as the hearing was public.

“For some reason, the settings were not muted for visitors, and they were not prohibited from occupying the screen. That is, anyone could join the conference, and the trolls immediately took advantage of this”, – write the media.

Numerous prankers introduced themselves as CNN and BBC employees, interrupted the meeting with shouts and loud music, and finally began broadcasting porn. At the same time, the judge and the lawyers of the parties tried to remain calm for a long time and, as if nothing had happened, resumed the discussions after each such “joke”.

Twitter Hacking Hearing

Independent information security journalist Brian Krebs writes on Twitter that everything could have been worse: instead of the usual video from PornHub, the trolls could broadcast child porn to the conference, and then everyone who recorded what was happening (and there were quite a few of them) could fall under legal action for storing such content.

Krebs points out that online judges need to better understand what’s going on. To summarize, Krebs posted a screenshot of the face of Attorney Andrew Warren, who suddenly found a porn video on the screen.

Twitter Hacking Hearing

“That is apparently my “someone just interrupted our court proceeding with pornography” face. First and hopefully last time I ever make it”, — Andrew Warren wrote a reply.

Finally, Judge Christopher Nash ruled a decision, although he spent most of his time clearing the conference of trolls. The collateral for Graham Ivan Clark was determined at $725,000, which is six times more than he “earned” on his bitcoin scam (about $120,000).

It is reported that future court sessions will be password protected.

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Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann has been writing on security and malware subjects for many years and has been working in the security industry for over 10 years. Daniel was educated at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany and currently lives in New York.

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