An online lesson in Prince George County (Maryland, USA) was disrupted on Thursday after a hacker gained access to the online course and made various racist comments.
The hacker pretended to be the student and used a voice change program, saying various racist phrases and threatening to kill them.
In a copy of the video released by CBS News 6, students are heard asking atom to stop interrupting their lesson.
A parent from a Prince George County public school said several hacking incidents took place throughout Thursday.
Prince George County Public School Inspector Lisa Pennycuff sent the following briefing to parents and staff:
Prince George County Public Schools provides a safe learning environment for students and staff us, both personally and collectively. We are concerned about a hacking incident that occurred in one of our schools where offensive language was used phrases during a live virtual class where students were present.
The school group takes steps to ensure that all platforms used for virtual lessons by our teachers remain safe for all users. Additional support measures are also being taken for students and teachers which we hope will help prevent future attacks in our school complexes.
As you have noticed lately, hacker attacks on online courses have multiplied. The fact that the COVID-19 has forced all American schools to take their classes online has created a whole "market" for hackers.