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“Zoombombing” hits CWRU meetings

Cases of “Zoombombing” have been reported in meetings hosted by members of the Case Western Reserve University community. “Zoombombing” is when a malicious individual finds an open Zoom meeting link and enters the meeting to disrupt it verbally or by sharing inappropriate material. 

There are simple actions you can take to protect your meetings. The most important is to never publish your meeting links or IDs on a public website or social media. As an additional precaution, at the recommendation of Zoom, starting Wednesday, April 1, [U]Tech will only allow meeting hosts to share content.

[U]Tech has published a security best practices guide with more details on ways to protect your meeting. The guide includes details on how to allow your participants to share their screens when needed.

For assistance with any technology product or service at Case Western Reserve University, contact the University Technology Service Desk at or 216.368.HELP (4357) or visit