Nearly 200 Zoom meetings were interrupted with child sexual abuse (CSAM) photos, which is why the FBI issued a warning.
In recent months, after introducing social exclusion and blocking measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and complicate face-to-face communication; schools, councils, businesses, and the public have used video conferencing applications for communication.
However, as the number of legitimate users increases, malicious users invade the conference to allow participants to accept language explosions and unwanted image scales.
Although some bombings are just a joke to elementary school students; other bombings are very offensive, with obscene images, profanity, and racist language. According to the FBI, more cyber attacks use materials that show the sexual abuse of minors.
The FBI writes: “In the past few months, the FBI has received more than 195 incident reports in the United States and other countries in which Zoom participants were able to play videos showing materials on child sexual abuse (CSAM).” The statement was released yesterday.
“The FBI considers this activity violent crime; because every time a material about child sexual abuse is showing, the represented child is again re-victimized. Also, anyone who accidentally sees child sexual abuse material in a virtual incident is potentially a victim ”
The Bureau requires that any Zoom user or administrator whose meeting gets interrupted due to CSAM broadcasts, should contact the FBI and save what happened.
The FBI warns Zoom users of the confidentiality of any videoconferences they host.
The FBI said: ” The distribution of many links to virtual events on the Internet; leads to a lack of censorship for approved participants.” “Don’t make meetings or classes public. Don’t share links to meetings or classes in unlimited public posts on social media. Provide links directly to specific participants. ”
The Radiocommunication Bureau recommends that users ask participants to enter the meeting password or use the waiting room function to control guest access and make their Zoom meeting a closed meeting.
To limit the risk of displaying offensive content, the host can change the screen sharing setting to “host-only”.