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Intruder posts pornographic video during Indiana Elections Commission virtual meeting

Your Voice, Your Vote 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) - A virtual meeting of the state election commission conducted via the conferencing tool "Zoom" was hacked Friday by an intruder who added a pornographic video to the discussion.

The disruption was brief and the meeting continued after the video was cut off.

"Zoom" is one of several conferencing programs that has been used extensively to facilitate meetings during social distancing.

"Zoom bombing" -- or unexpected intrusions into the sessions -- prompted an FBI warning recently. The agency noted incidents in which individuals have displayed hate symbols or shouted profanities during sessions, such as virtual classrooms for school children.

The Indiana Election Commission met Friday to work out details of the rescheduled primary elections. It was considering a number of emergency provisions.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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