The online court hearing of an alleged Twitter hacker was hijacked by Internet Pranksters, who forced the judge to postpone the hearing by spamming the video chat with profanities.
Last month, a hacker successfully hijacked multiple Twitter accounts belonging to Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Apple and many other high profile personalities and organizations.
After hijacking the accounts, the hacker posted Tweets, urging followers to send Bitcoins to a Bitcoin address to be doubled;
17 year old Graham Clark is accused of being the mastermind behind the hacks, making away with around $100,000 in bitcoins.
The State Attorney had this to say about him, promising full punishment for the crime;
“He’s a 17-year-old kid who just graduated high school, but make no mistake, this was not an ordinary 17-year-old. This was a highly sophisticated attack on a magnitude not seen before. The fact that it was just $100,000 in one day is just because it was caught pretty quickly”
The scheduled Zoom court hearing however did not go as planned, as Online Pranksters decided to “Zoombomb” the meeting.
They actually tried to restart the Zoom again, but it just got worse—with trolls impersonating journalists. (Warning: audio here contains racist epithets and profanity) pic.twitter.com/ph614SPLvc
— Jen Wieczner (@jenwieczner) August 5, 2020
The pranksters joined the zoom meeting (which didn’t require any password to join), by posing at Writers from CNN and BBC. They then proceeded to play loud music amidst racist and defamatory comments, even posting a Porn video.
— Jay Negron #OTOD (@JayCesar_sB) August 5, 2020
Judge Christopher Nash promptly terminated the zoom call, saying that next time he’ll require a password.
A spokesperson for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida declined Vice’s request for a comment and said the court was not able to share the video of the hearing.