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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:58 PM

Zoom Meeting Bombing. Anybody?

Where I live there have recently been several public municipal/local government meetings/hearings that have had to be abandoned because one of the "Attendees" started shouting obscenities and somehow drawing on other's screenshots. I haven't witnessed it but have read now of about 5 meetings where this has happened. This seems to be anti government people acting out.

Officials are looking into how to remedy the situation.

Has anyone else heard of such a thing? Is this common? What can be done?

Thanks for your input.

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Reply Zoom Meeting Bombing. Anybody? (Original post)
rgbecker Feb 2021 OP
KarenS Feb 2021 #1
Zoonart Feb 2021 #2
KentuckyWoman Feb 2021 #3
greenman3610 Feb 2021 #4
ismnotwasm Feb 2021 #5
captain queeg Feb 2021 #6
LeftInTX Feb 2021 #7
rgbecker Feb 2021 #8

Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:04 AM

1. I've heard of it but never personally witnessed it,,,,

Marking this to see if you get any good information posted,,,,

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:07 AM

2. Yes, I have.

I am chairman of the board of directors of a local arts council and we had someone scribbling on our presentation documents during one of our monthly board meetings.
Never found out who it was or why. I think the culprit found the board too boring to stay for long and checked out.

Only happened once.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:17 AM

3. No ... but

The had to drop the power at a neices house all day to take down trees. She worked in my dining room that day. During a meeting the big shot VP running the meeting had his 3 yr old son come in stark nekkid and insist on giving dad a shake the weenie dance.

Of course he hit the cam fast as he realized but by then everyone was cracking up.

That is the kind of thing I thought you meant by "bomb".

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:28 AM

4. Just saw tonight first time

Rural township meeting in central michigan

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:31 AM

5. Yeah. Kids meet up and Twitter and share Zoom address and passwords

Iím assuming adults too. Iíve been in ones where they put pornography lol, lol, and far less funny racist and anti-semitic messages.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 02:33 AM

6. I've been bombed many times

The moderator could make it so you need a password to get in. You can also establish a waiting room to screen participants before letting them in. Also you lock the meeting after the first 10-15 minutes seems like they often come into a meeting late, so that keeps anyone out after the meeting is started.

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 02:40 AM

7. I happened at a meeting I was in

It was really, really bizarre.
Someone started doing autoplay of my voice and then there was weird writing on the screen and pretty soon porn showed up....
The meeting ended.
This was actually a private meeting of a Democratic group with about 35 participants....Obviously trolls showed up....


As Isnotwasm said, I think someone found out about the meeting on twitter

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Response to rgbecker (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:30 AM

8. Is the ability to write on the screen a simple standard app or...

are these people computer literate in ways that would indicate some computer expertise? In other words, have they learned work-arounds that enable them to do this and thus they can't be stopped? Is this the start of the end of this new way of meeting?

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