NJ school district to stop using Zoom after hacker streams porn

This sex ed class was not part of the curriculum.

A New Jersey school district will stop using Zoom after a hacker hijacked a session and briefly showed porn to a class of middle schoolers, officials said.

The hacker somehow gained access to show pornographic images and use “racist language” for about 15 seconds during a Monday session on the popular videoconferencing platform for Lumberton Middle School students, Lumberton Township Public Schools Superintendent Joseph Langowski said.

“The teacher and the co-host, who had been monitoring the waiting room feature in the classroom, immediately ended the session and notified district administration,” Langowski said in a statement to The Post Tuesday. “Investigations by our technology department and the Lumberton Police Department are underway.”

District officials are now revising its remote learning plan to include a “more secure” platform for virtual instruction. As a result, the district will temporarily stop using Zoom, Langowski said.

“Virtual meetings with students are halted until a new solution is selected and teachers are provided with adequate training,” Langowski said.

Company officials, meanwhile, said Zoom had recently added several security features for users in its K-12 program, including default virtual waiting rooms and the ability for all users to report so-called “Zoom-bombing” directly in the app.

“Zoom is committed to providing educators with the tools and resources they need on a safe and secure platform, and we are continuing to engage with all of our users on how they can best use Zoom and protect their meetings,” a company spokesperson said in a statement to The Post.

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