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Campus police investigating 'Zoom bombing' during USF's video call with prospective students

Posted at 5:30 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 23:26:44-04

TAMPA, Fla. -- Campus police are investigating a "Zoom bombing" incident that took place during a USF video conference on Monday.

According to University of South Florida police, an unknown user shared graphic images to their computer screen during a video call with prospective new students without warning anyone.

Police suspect this is similar to the so-called "Zoom bombings" that investigators have reported all over the county. These Zoom bombings violate federal laws and it can lead to jail time.

USF says it recommends students and staff to use Microsoft Teams to hold video conferences in the future.