Hacker Activates Emergency Sirens

Event Year: 2008 Reliability: Confirmed
Country: United States
Industry Type: Other

A hacker with radio codes set off emergency sirens.  Police were unable to override the hackers tones and had to turn off each of six sirens by hand.  The sirens went on for 20 minutes.  It was the second incident that year.  The prior incident was on March 27, 2008.  The barrage of calls from residents knocked out the departments phone system.


The warning system was unavailable in case of a real emergency.  No arrests were made.  A reward was offered for help in an arrest.