“Zoom bombings” occurring across Canada appear racially motivated: Tabassum

March 2, 2021
Many of the “Zoom bombings” that have been occurring across Canadian universities may be racially motivated, writes Aysha Tabassum of the Queen’s Journal. The article reflects on attacks that have occurred at institutions such as Western University, Dalhousie University, Queen’s University, the University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Waterloo. In the Zoom bombing attacks, Tabassum writes that the hackers used bigoted language, including racist, homophobic, and sexist messaging. Institutions such as Queen’s and USask have implemented measures to prevent attacks, but it remains difficult to prevent attacks from perpetrators, especially those who are within the organization. Queen’s Journal (National)