Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Illinois Agency: YouTube Glitch Behind Training Video Porn

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Illinois Agency: YouTube Glitch Behind Training Video Porn

Article excerpt

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. * At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared.

Emails obtained by The Associated Press show the Illinois Emergency Management Agency scrambling in late August to disable the video, and its chief of staff ordering an investigation into how the footage was added.

Officially, the agency, whose conference last month included a session on cybersecurity, insists no one "hijacked" the website to tag the lewd material on to the end of director James Joseph's video invitation promoting the summit in Springfield.

Agency spokeswoman Patti Thompson blames the foul-up on an unfortunate but random circumstance created by YouTube, the platform storing the IEMA clip, which was ultimately viewed more than 900 times. …

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