Lawyers' call hacked after strong words for Iran

A video briefing on Tuesday by lawyers for relatives of passengers killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner began with strong words from attorney Mark Arnold...

"If anybody from the Islamic Republic of Iran is on this call, if the Supreme Leader is on this call, we're coming after your assets."

And quickly turned to chaos as hackers took over the call.

The wild images and obscene music lyrics continued until lawyers restarted the call.

The briefing followed a Canadian court this week awarding $84 million to the families of six people who died when Iranian Revolutionary Guards downed the jet near Tehran two years ago.

All 176 people onboard were killed, including 55 Canadian citizens and 30 permanent residents.

The six family members awarded compensation by the court had filed a civil lawsuit against Iran and other officials they believe were to blame for the incident.

Iran admitted it shot down the airliner shortly after takeoff and blamed a "disastrous mistake" by forces on high alert during a confrontation with the United States.

No one has claimed responsibility for the video call hack. The lawyers sent out a news release to the media with the dial-in details and password for the call.

They said they cannot speculate on who was behind the hack.

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