In what must have felt like a glimpse into the apocalypse, 156 emergency warning sirens went off all across the City of Dallas some time before midnight on Friday night. This incident lasted for over 1.5 hours and seems to be some sort of joke played by anonymous hackers. The sirens started alarming at 11:42 pm on Friday and did not die down until 1:17 am on Saturday morning.
Police are currently investigating into this hack and are not able to reveal too many details to the public, but they are definitely trying to get to the bottom of who could possibly do this. The alarm system has been completely deactivated and there is no information on the status of the system’s health until it is once again activated.
“This is yet another serious example of the need for us to upgrade and better safeguard our city’s technology infrastructure,” Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told reporters at the Dallas Morning News.
“It’s a costly proposition, which is why every dollar of taxpayer money must be spent with critical needs such as this in mind. Making the necessary improvements is imperative for the safety of our citizens.”
Twitter users took to the social media airwaves to respond to the hacking event that woke many residents from a sound night’s sleep.