Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists
Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster
Offenders go down to the wire meddling with emergency dispatch’s server
The city of Baltimore in the US has suffered a brief outage on part of its 911 service at the weekend, and hackers are being blamed.
The Baltimore Sun reports that a cyber-attack on the city’s network forced the emergency service’s Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD, which is used by operators to dispatch first responders offline.
The attack was directed at a specific server, and took down the CAD system for around 18 hours. Operators were still able to manually dispatch responders during the outage, however much less efficiently. It is understood that no system beyond the one CAD server were hit in the e-assault, and no data was exposed or stolen.
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