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Top Stories: Dallas City Council To Discuss Siren Hack; A Different Kind Of 'Talk' With Kids

Apr 12, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Dallas City Council is expected to get its first update on the hacked emergency sirens that kept thousands of people awake last weekend.

The malfunction spurred thousands of calls to an already-overwhelmed 911 system.

For security reasons, the city hasn’t disclosed how the system was hacked, but officials believe those responsible were in the Dallas-area at the time.

The Dallas Police Department, the FBI and other agencies are investigating. Experts determined the issue involved a radio system and was not computer related. Encryption protections have since been added.

The council’s also expected to get updates on vulnerabilities to other city systems.

Other stories this morning:

  • A program at Baylor Scott & White Health helps terminally ill parents talk to their young children about disease, treatment - and death.

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