The FBI highlighted two incidents in Massachusetts related to Zoom. March 31, 2020, 7:52 PM6 min read As more Americans rely on videoconferencing for work and to keep connected to love ones amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning of potential hijacks of videoconferencing applications. Overnight, the FBI highlighted two incidents in Massachusetts related to the popular videoconferencing app Zoom. “In late March 2020, a Massachusetts-based high school reported that while a teacher was conducting an online class using the teleconferencing software Zoom, an unidentified individual(s) dialed into the classroom. This individual yelled a profanity and then shouted the teacher’s home address in the middle of instruction,” a release from the Boston FBI Field Office said. “A second Massachusetts-based school reported a Zoom meeting being accessed by an unidentified individual.” The statement continued, “In this incident, the individual was visible on the video camera and displayed swastika tattoos.” Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent, said Zoom has been a rich target for cyber criminals and malicious actors. “Cyber criminals are targeting video conferencing sites like Zoom, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Garrett, now an ABC News contributor, said. “Typically they create domains that impersonate Zoom,

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