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Cyberterrorists Target First Responders

The United States intelligence community has recently warned First Responders and the agencies they work for  about the escalating efforts of cyberterrorists to target them and their missions.

The Joint Counterterrorism Assessment Team (JCAT), an alliance between the FBI, DHS and the National Counterterrorism Center, told first responders, “We assess with moderate confidence that cyber actors, including those who support violent extremism, are likely to continue targeting first responders on the World Wide Web by distributing their personally identifiable information for the purpose of soliciting attacks from willing sympathizers in the homeland, hacking government websites, or attacking 911 phone systems to hinder first responders’ ability to respond to crises.” This practice took on greater importance after a vulnerability was discovered in D.C. shortly before the presidential inauguration in January.

First responders are encouraged to report suspicious activity to law enforcement by calling the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) Security Operations Center at 1-866-787-4722 or emailing soc@msisac.org.

Read the full story: http://wtop.com/national-security/2017/09/cyber-terrorists-targeting-first-responders/

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