TDoS Attack on PSAPS – Multi-State: NCCIC/NCC WATCH COMM-ISAC REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Please see the following NCCIC/NCC Watch Request for Information (RFI) 027 for the recent TDoS attack on PSAPS in multiple states. RFI Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT

INFORMATION REQUESTED: The NCCIC/NCC Watch is requesting any known information associated with the recent TDoS attack against PSAPS in multiple states.  The TDoS against the PSAPs was distributed/propagated through a Twitter mobile application. Once the users clicked on the link in the Twitter application the phone would initiate a E9-1-1 call to their local PSAP.

The NCCIC/NCC Watch will follow up on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 4:30 p.m. EDT with an NCCIC/NCC Watch Advisory summarizing all reported feedback.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Known impacted PSAPs in Texas and California. We suspect this could have impacted PSAPs across the nation.

KNOWN CAUSE(S): Man-made

DURATION: Approximately 10:00 p.m. on October 25, 2016 – 2:00 a.m. on October 26, 2016 local incident time.

CURRENT ACTIONS: The NCC Watch will continue to monitor the situation for impact(s) to communications infrastructure and services.

National Coordinating Center for Communications – COMM-ISAC National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center Department of Homeland Security Work: COMM/STE: (703) 235-5080 Fax: (703) 235-5078 ncc@hq.dhs.gov