Thandi Modise, speaker of the parliament
There was drama on Thursday after a virtual meeting involving South African lawmakers was interrupted by hackers who flooded the video call with pornographic images.
According to Times Live, the meeting, via Zoom, an online video service, which started around 9am had barely lasted a minute when the pornographic images popped up on the screen of members of the parliament’s programming committee.
The hackers were also said to have hurled racial and sexual words at Thandi Modise, speaker of the parliament, who was chairing the meeting.
More of the images and sexually offensive videos were said to have appeared on the screen, forcing the meeting to a halt after about four and a half minutes.
The ugly incident was said to have occurred about the same time when Natasha Mazzone, chief whip of Democratic Alliance (DA), the country’s opposition party, at the parliament, was discussing the modalities for holding virtual meetings.
The development had taken Modise, who had earlier expressed reservations about the parliament holding its meeting via Zoom, aback.
“This is exactly what I said about Zoom!,” she was quoted to have said.
The meeting was said to have restarted few minutes later with another Zoom link.
The development comes amid rising insecurity concerns over the use of Zoom for meetings by organisations and government institutions.
With the coronavirus pandemic, which has fizzled physical gatherings, several businesses and government agencies have turned to video call platforms for virtual meetings.
You may be interested
JUST IN: Gunmen Kill Four Plateau Mining WorkersWebby - January 23, 2022
Suspected gunmen on Saturday evening killed four workers at a mining site in Dong village Plateau State. Reports from the…
Na Me Train This Girl For School – Man Whose Public Proposal Was Turned Down Creates Scene After Spotting His Ex With Another Man (Video)Webby - January 23, 2022
The Nigerian man whose girlfriend rejected his public proposal and poured water on him created a scene after he saw…
Man In Pains After Finding Out His Last Child Belongs To Bestfriend Who Gave Him Money To Travel AbroadWebby - January 23, 2022
File Photo A Ghanaian man is in pain after discovering that he is not the biological father of his last…