Data Breaches IT Security

Cyberattack on 911 Emergency System

Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai was arrested and booked on three counts of computer tampering, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office.  The 18 year old teen from Arizona was arrested after one of his iOS exploits caused serious disruption to the 911 Emergency Systems, affecting agencies in California, Texas and Maricopa Sheriff’s Office. Desai claims he mistakenly tweeted a link to an exploit that caused iPhones and iPads to continually dial 911 and hang up, causing a “potential danger” to the 911 Emergency Systems. Desai told detectives that his real intentions were to find iOS vulnerabilities that he could report for monetary rewards.  To read more, click here