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The FBI recently issued a warning about Telephony Denial-of-Service (TDoS) attacks against critical first-responder facilities and the impact that such attacks can have on public safety. A TDoS attack aims to render a telephone system unavailable by flooding it with junk calls. TDoS attacks can prevent emergency services' telephone lines from receiving and responding to legitimate emergency calls. This article continues to discuss the FBI's warning about TDoS attacks targeting emergency call center operations, the potential consequences of these attacks, the difficulty in detecting TDoS attacks, and what citizens should do in the event of a 911 outage.

Bleeping Computer reports "FBI: Telephony Denial-of-Service Attacks Can Lead to Loss of Lives"