An online exercise class with Scotlandâ€™s national swim squad was invaded by â€œabusive contentâ€ as hundreds of adults and children joined the virtual workout during the coronavirus lockdown.
The incident happened during an event run by the countryâ€™s governing body for swimming which was hosted via the international video conferencing platform Zoom.
The event, which had around 300 attendees, offered the aquatics community the chance to train alongside the countryâ€™s top performance athletes and swim stars.
Staff at Scottish Swimming said they were â€œdevastatedâ€ by the cyber attack and insisted the matter was being taken â€œvery seriouslyâ€.
The organisation apologised on social media to subscribers and said the incident was being reported to police.
On Twitter Scottish Swimming posted: â€œSadly our link for this morningâ€™s Zoom workout has been compromised due to abusive content.
â€œWe are sorry for the inconvenience and we will look to reschedule in the near future.â€
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