A popular vendor of cell-site simulators (also known as IMSI catchers or stingray devices) has told a US Senator that its equipment may interfere with 911 emergency calls.
A hacker once considered "the Internet's most inept criminal" received on Monday a prison sentence of 20 months in prison for launching DDoS attacks against the city of Madison, Wisconsin —attacks which caused delays and outages to various municipality services, including its 911 emergency call center.
Apple announced today that the next version of the iOS operating system —iOS 12— would automatically and securely share a caller's geo-location with 911 emergency services across the US.
A US judge sentenced a 19-year-old teenager to three years probation for a prank gone wrong that resulted in the accidental DDoS and near crash of the Mariposa County's 911 emergency service.
Research published last week by the Cyber-Security Research Center at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel reveals that it only takes about 6,000 smartphones infected with malware to launch a DDoS attack capable of shutting down 911 emergency services in a US state.