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Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce Zoom meeting hacked

The attackers additionally put up some very offensive photographs exhibiting distorted African American figures after which pornography within the meeting’s chat.

HOUSTON — A Zoom meeting for the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce took a surprising flip after somebody hacked into the meeting and began shouting racial slurs, exhibiting racist and inappropriate photographs.

This occurred because the group was internet hosting a COVID city corridor for member companies and swearing of their board of administrators.

The attackers put up some very offensive photographs exhibiting distorted African American figures after which pornography within the meeting’s chat.

There had been 150 company on the Zoom meeting.

What was speculated to be a constructive meeting the place the chamber swore in its new board of administrators, became a nightmare of hateful language and imagery.

The disruption went on for not less than two minutes earlier than they bought a deal with on it by disabling the chat, after which in some way, they managed, to get the meeting again on observe.

KHOU 11’s Mia Gradney talked to the chairwoman, Tiko Reynolds-Hausman, in regards to the incident. She mentioned leaders had been completely caught off guard.

“For a moment we were polarized. But we grabbed hold of the situation and were able to continue the swearing-in ceremony despite the occasional visuals of pornography, people shooting their finger, these very derogatory images,” she mentioned.

The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce says they’re now taking a look at different choices to host their conferences.

As for who these attackers had been and the way they bought in that meeting, that is nonetheless not clear.

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