Crack city sirens hacker has awakened thousands of Americans
An unknown hacker hacked into the security system of Dallas and gained remote access to the management of 156 city sirens, which included at full volume. Terrified residents tried massively to get through to the emergency services and find out what happens. Total was about 4.4 thousand calls.
An unknown hacker hacked into the security system of Dallas (Texas) and got remote access to office 156 city sirens, which were turned at full volume. About it reports USA Today.
As noted in the article the newspaper, warning about threats and natural disasters the device worked in on Saturday night from 11 PM to midnight. Hacker included every siren for 60 times.
Terrified residents tried massively to get through to the emergency services and find out what happens. Total was about 4.4 thousand calls, and the response time has increased from ten seconds to six minutes.
The mayor of Dallas Mike Rawlings (Mike Rawlings) said that the unknown hacker was trying to cripple the emergency alert system, and promised that “the city would find the perpetrators and bring them to court.” “This is another serious example of why we need to update the technological infrastructure of our city and to improve its protection,” added Rawlings.
Last night’s hack was an attack on our emergency notification system. We will work to identify and prosecute… https://t.co/FbCG9cB9mR
— Mayor Mike Rawlings (@Mike_Rawlings) 8 APR 2017
However, according to the head of Department on emergency situations of the Dallas Vase rocky (Rocky Vaz), to find the hacker won’t be easy: cyberspace know just what he is hiding in the city. “It will be a long time until we find the culprit”, he concluded.
Urban siren again earn normally on Monday afternoon.