City Officials: Hack Caused 156 Emergency Sirens To Go Off In Dallas

Found on CBSDFW on Monday, 10 April 2017
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City officials say the sirens were triggered just before 11:45 p.m. Friday and that the Office of Emergency Management went through protocols to turn them off.

The FCC was notified to assist in identifying the source of hack according to city officials. The city is also working to put in safeguards to avoid these types of hacks again.

If there is something positive about this prank, it's that officials learn that emergency systems need to be secured too.