TDoS: 9-1-1 Involved in Oakland County MI

A Serious New Attack To date, the TDoS attacks against Public Safety have been limited to the non-emergency or admin lines. One reason for this, we believe, is that the attacks originated overseas and arrived via VoIP. Farmington Hills, MI PSAP was recently flooded with 911 calls. When they answered a call, they were connected […]

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The Criminals Provided the Key

Good news for the City of Riviera Beach. After paying the ransom of 65 Bitcoins, the criminals provided the City with the key to successfully decrypted the locked files. For the criminals, this was a sound business move. In the event they decide to attack other targets, their victims may be more willing to pay […]

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Another Municipality Hit- This One May Cost $1M.

Public Safety continues to be affected by ransomware attacks. Riviera Beach, a city of 35,000 within Palm Beach County, is calling the incident an “intrusion”. The entire city is affected. Police Dispatch is down as noted in this post by our friends at SecuLore: Historically, we have seen that malware is able to move through […]

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FirstNet Phone Service

Many people have taken advantage of a recent offering from AT&T. Sign up for FirstNet (with proper ID you can transfer your existing service) and receive a great rate that includes unlimited data. I made the switch and thought that my service (now billing directly to FirstNet) was actually on the FirstNet network. I attended […]

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Kansas- Statewide ESInet Progress

The State of Kansas continues to make great progress on their goal of creating a statewide ESInet , including NextGen Core Services. Since signing on with AT&T in April of 2017, the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council , has done a great job of connecting counties to the network. Unfortunately, the majority of states have not […]

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