COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) – Roughly 20 Veterans Memorial Middle School students who were doing virtual learning Wednesday morning were “Zoom-bombed.”
A father of a seventh-grade student at Veterans Memorial Middle School, Mitch Zamora, said his daughter fell victim to a “Zoom bombing” incident, along with a handful of other children in her social studies class.
“It happened around 10:20ish in her social studies class. She said she saw what looked like the exorcist’s face and thought someone was just playing a joke, trying to scare her. But then, she heard a foreign language and saw a picture of a naked woman’s body and her bottom part,” Zamora said.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Cyber Crimes Center is calling these incidents “Zoom bombing,” which is when someone hacks or enters a virtual Zoom meeting without permission and says or does inappropriate and often, sexual things.