Cyber breach against Baltimore’s 911 dispatch system under investigation

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A network that helps dispatch calls in Baltimore’s 911 center fell victim to a cyber attack on Sunday.

A statement from city Chief Information Officer Frank Johnson described the attack as a “limited breach” of the Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. Such systems can provide locations of 911 calls digitally, as well as other details. The system is also used for Baltimore’s 311 system.

The breach was discovered at 8:30 a.m., and the system was back online 17 hours later at 2 a.m.

Read about the ongoing investigation over at Technical.ly.



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