For most Americans, robocalls are an inescapable annoyance, thanks to scammers, telemarketers and debt-collectors that target smartphones and landlines at all hours of the day.
Dealing with health care can be such a headache. Scammers know that, and they hope to get away with your personal information before you realize what’s going on.
This month, numerous “ghost calls” from T-Mobile numbers flooded 911 call centers in Texas and have been linked to two deaths.
Dallas officials on Thursday walked back their claim that T-Mobile US Inc. was flooding the city’s 911 system with “ghost” calls, and pointed instead to aging technology and staffing shortages.
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – After T-Mobile’s top engineers and city of Dallas staff worked through the night, city leaders believe they’ve now potentially solved a major problem that has plagued 911 callers for four months and may be linked to two deaths.
In late October, in Surprise, Ariz., more than 100 phone calls bombarded the police department's emergency dispatch line. Calls also overwhelmed the nearby city of Peoria’s 911 system and departments across California and Texas.
Have you ever wondered what could happen if hackers would block or disrupt 911 emergency call system?
Perhaps you are about to say it’s impossible. However, it would only take 6,000 Smartphones.
The frail, legacy emergency 911 network in the United States was accidentally brought to its proverbial knees recently by a teenager looking for an Apple iOS bug
Emergency services providers got a wake-up call late last week when a study from a top overseas university revealed how easy it would be for bad actors to overload and disable infrastructure for the 911 emergency service in the United States, prompting concern from the industry.
Researchers warned that a telephony denial of service (TDoS) attack, launched by a mobile phone botnet, could cripple America's 911 emergency call system.
Critical to the success of the 911 emergency phone system, which has saved countless lives since it was first implemented in 1968, is its ability to quickly route calls to emergency responders closest to a caller.