Police have been called in to investigate after footage of a naked man in a bath was used to hack into a community council meeting.
The man appeared on camera at Oban Community Council’s zoom meeting on Monday night and apologised for being late.
At first chairwoman Marri Malloy believed him to be a genuine attendee and told him to switch his camera off in order to take part.
He could be seen lying naked in a bath full of water, with his private parts barely covered.
The Press and Journal reported on the bizarre incident and asked readers, “Do you know who this person is?”
Now Kevin Wright, 43, of East Finchley in North London, has contacted us to say his footage was stolen by people who troll him on social media.
Mr Wright feels ‘violated’
The TikToker said he felt “violated” that his image had been leaked from his Only Fans website and used in a public meeting.
He said that he was not the man speaking on the call and would be reporting the incident to police.
Oban Community Council has also reported the hacking, which is being investigated by officers.
A police spokeswoman said: “Around 2pm on May 31, a complaint was made to police after unauthorised access was gained to an online local community council meeting in Oban held on May 30, and inappropriate sexual comments were made.
“Inquiries are ongoing in to the incident.”
Mr Wright goes by the name Mruktiktokofficialworld and said he has been repeatedly trolled and hacked with people setting up websites pretending to be him.
A multitude of comments have been made online calling Mr Wright a scammer and a fraudster, but he said: “I am none of the above.”
Oban police are investigating
Now Oban police are taking statements from members of the community council and others who attended the meeting.
Mrs Malloy said: “I reported it to police. What I was afraid of, was that they might have done it to a youth group or children’s group. If we hadn’t reported it, I would have felt responsible.”
The community council plans to go back to holding monthly meetings in public after the summer recess and hopes they can take place at Oban High School.
This would mean that people can attend in person or join online via the Teams app. This is believed to be more secure than via Zoom, where online meetings have been taking place since lockdown.
Community councils have been hacked before
It is not the first time a community meeting has been disrupted in this fashion.
Officers later said the man, who signed in as “Zoom”, could not be identified as he appeared facing away from his camera.
Although a crime was established, police were unable to establish where the image and video came from.