Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Night Zombie Smartphones Took Down 911

The future of our nation lies in the hands of teenagers that will click on anything they seem on the internet. 😔

For at least 12 hours on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 911 centers in at least a dozen U.S. states from California to Texas to Florida were overwhelmed by what investigators now believe was the largest-ever cyberattack on the country’s emergency-response system. Thousands of 911 calls piled up as the attack ricocheted across the U.S. The exact number isn’t known. In Surprise, Ariz., near Phoenix, at least 174 calls poured in from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. that Tuesday. During the same hour the day before, that number was 24. At least 600 calls hammered 911 operators in and around Fort Worth, Texas, throughout the night of the cyberattack.