Brooklyn remote learning class allegedly hacked with porn, DOE investigating

Kimberly Dole
September 16, 2020 - 7:43 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Department of Education will investigate after a Brooklyn remote learning class was allegedly hacked with porn.

"Day one of remote learning," a parent posted on Twitter. "5 minutes into my daughter's Google meet with her first class, and several 'students' have hijacked the meeting, the first posting Trump pics, and then someone streamed PORN!!"

A DOE spokeswoman confirmed the investigation after the apparent security breach at a class at IS 259 in Dyker Heights.

"Instructional orientation this week exists to get students and families reconnected with their school communities and to troubleshoot any device or connectivity issues," Sarah Casasnovas said in a statement. "As with the first days of school every year, there are initial adjustments that need to be made, both technical and otherwise, and that’s what we accounted for during these orientation days."

Bay Ridge City Councilman Justin Brannan, retweeted the message and responded by saying "I thought we had this figured out."

"This is totally unacceptable and completely avoidable," he added.