CLAREMONT (CBSLA) – High school and college athletic programs across the country have been forced to transition to online workout programs amid the coronavirus pandemic, and this has left some of them vulnerable to security issues.
Claremont High School’s head football coach reported Tuesday night that his team’s first virtual practice of the spring was “zoombombed” by uninvited visitors.READ MORE: Recovering COVID Patients Face Massive Medical Bills After Hospitalization
“Coaches please be careful when using Zoom,” head coach Shane Hile tweeted. “Today we had our first Spring “practice” using Zoom and we were ‘Zoom bombed.’ Unfortunately our players and staff saw some inappropriate images.”READ MORE: 2 Killed In Rowland Heights Shooting, Suspect At Large
With videoconferencing for schools and businesses becoming commonplace, zoombombing – in which uninvited people hack a Zoom conference and post explicit content — has become a major issue.MORE NEWS: LAPD Motorcycle Officer Taken To Hospital After Crash