09 April, 2017
"And it's 11:45 p.m. on a Friday night what the hell?"
The person or group responsible were able to hack into a part of the system that communicated to all 156 city sirens, according to Dallas Office of Emergency Management head, Rocky Vaz.
"We can state at this time that the City's siren system was hacked Friday night", says a city spokesperson.
"We shut it down as quickly as we could", Vaz said, "taking into consideration all of the precautions and protocols we had to take to make sure that we were not compromising our 156 siren system".
According to Dallas PIO director Sana Syed, there was no emergency or weather alert. Technicians are trying to determine how to bring the system back online without the risk of it being hacked again, he said.
Donald Trump Might Boot Steve Bannon and Reince Preibus from His Administration
The Hollywood Reporter said Fox followed up the tape with a brief discussion about why Trump's behavior was inappropriate. But questions about Bannon - once widely viewed as untouchable - exploded this week after he was removed from the NSC.
Vice Premier urges control on property development in Xiongan
With more than 140 lakes and covering 360 square kilometers, the wetland is known as the "pearl" of the North China Plain. Analysts said that Xiongan, some 100 kilometers southwest of downtown Beijing, will create fresh business opportunities.
Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
Trump suggested late Monday that the House panel should investigate Bill and Hillary Clinton's dealings with Russian Federation . According to Spicer's timeline, the House Intelligence Committee invited Yates on March 14 to testify this Tuesday.
City officials asked residents not to call 911 during the malfunction and reported the longest wait time to get through to 911 was two minutes, the press release said.
Officials say fire dispatch crews had to manually shut off the sirens. Residents were told not to call 911 or 311 if the sirens were sounded again. "Right now, our priority is to work on reactivating our system".
As the sirens blared, frightened residents called emergency services and took to social media to voice concern and learn what had happened.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings promised the perpetrator would be found and prosecuted.
"This is yet another serious example of the need for us to upgrade and better safeguard our city's technology infrastructure".