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A California church is suing video chat company Zoom after a hacker allegedly hijacked a virtual Bible study class to post pornography and child abuse.

A hacker took over users’ computers and played “sick and disturbing videos”, according to the lawsuit filed by Saint Paulus Lutheran Church.

The San Francisco church’s leaders contacted Zoom for help, but the company “did nothing”, the suit says.

Zoom declined to comment, but pointed to new security features on the app.

The popularity of the Zoom video chat app has soared in recent months for work and leisure as virus lockdown measures have kept millions at home.

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