The Zoom videoconferencing platform has become ubiquitous as the coronavirus spreads. But it has security flaws, and hackers disrupted two recent US coronavirus-related webinars using the platform with racist slurs. Photo: ReutersThe Zoom videoconferencing platform has become ubiquitous as the coronavirus spreads. But it has security flaws, and hackers disrupted two recent US coronavirus-related webinars using the platform with racist slurs. Photo: Reuters
The Zoom videoconferencing platform has become ubiquitous as the coronavirus spreads. But it has security flaws, and hackers disrupted two recent US coronavirus-related webinars using the platform with racist slurs. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: as the pandemic spreads in the US, so do racist attacks, and not just against Asians

  • Asians and Asian-Americans continue to be targets, but recent coronavirus webinars have included abuse and slurs of black participants
  • The Zoom videoconferencing platform was used, and hacked, in both webinars
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The Zoom videoconferencing platform has become ubiquitous as the coronavirus spreads. But it has security flaws, and hackers disrupted two recent US coronavirus-related webinars using the platform with racist slurs. Photo: ReutersThe Zoom videoconferencing platform has become ubiquitous as the coronavirus spreads. But it has security flaws, and hackers disrupted two recent US coronavirus-related webinars using the platform with racist slurs. Photo: Reuters
The Zoom videoconferencing platform has become ubiquitous as the coronavirus spreads. But it has security flaws, and hackers disrupted two recent US coronavirus-related webinars using the platform with racist slurs. Photo: Reuters
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