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Hawaii officials take 38 minutes to cancel false incoming ballistic alert

It took Hawaii officials more than 30 minutes to correct as a “false alarm” sent to mobile phones Saturday morning warning that a ballistic missile was headed for the Islands. The statewide alert was sent shortly after at 8 a.m., causing panic.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 13th, 2018

U.S. Reviews Emergency-Alert System After Hawaii Mishap

A false warning over an incoming ballistic missile rattled Hawaii on Saturday, exposing what officials say are troubling shortcomings in the network......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjJan 15th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Emergency-alert system under review after Hawaii debacle

Federal and local officials are reviewing the U.S. wireless emergency alert system after a false warning over an incoming ballistic missile rattled Hawaii on Saturday, exposing what officials say are troubling shortcomings in the network......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2018

White House says false ballistic missile threat was "purely a state exercise" in Hawaii

An emergency alert went out Saturday morning warning Hawaii of an incoming ballistic missile threat. The alert turned out to be a false alarm. As state officials quickly worked to address the mistake, the White House released a statement in which it appea.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

Trump Stays Silent on Hawaii Missile Alert, Retweets Conspiracy Theorist and Attacks Michael Wolff Instead

Trump has been criticized for his silence on the incident which saw a false incoming missile alert issued by officials in Hawaii......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 14th, 2018

38 minutes of panic: Here"s how people in Hawaii reacted to a false ballistic missile alert

38 minutes of panic: Here"s how people in Hawaii reacted to a false ballistic missile alert.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

Hawaii Officials Mistakenly Warn of Inbound Missile

Hawaii emergency management officials say a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii was a mistake......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 13th, 2018

Hawaii Missile Alert Was Caused by Human Error, Officials Say

There’s no missile headed for Hawaii. An alert mistakenly directing panicked Hawaiians to seek immediate shelter from an incoming ballistic missile was t.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJan 13th, 2018

The false Hawaii missile alert was caused by an employee pushing the wrong button, governor says

Twitter/@rveIvts A false alarm was broadcast to Hawaii on Saturday warning of an inbound ballistic missile, causing widespread panic. Officials quickly confirmed afterward that the alert was a f.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

Hawaii Worker Who Sent False Missile Alert Was "100 Percent Sure" It Was Real

The former Hawaii Emergency Management Agency employee was devastated to find out about his mistake, which sent Hawaii residents into a panic expecting an incoming nuclear missile......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekFeb 3rd, 2018

The false-alarm missile alert in Hawaii was much more of a disaster than previously thought

Thomson Reuters The Hawaii employee responsible for transmitting an emergency alert falsely warning of a ballistic missile earlier in January has been fired. The employee .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 30th, 2018

Employee Who Sent False Hawaii Ballistic Missile Alert Has Been Fired

Update: Following the publication of an FCC report on the Hawaii ballistic missile false alarm, the as-yet-unnamed employee has finally been fired. In the days after the epic mistake, the employee was transferred to another departme.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 30th, 2018

Hawaii Employee Who Sent False Missile Alert Thought Attack Was Real

In an interesting twist to the story of the erroneous ballistic missile alert that sent Hawaiians into state of frenzied panic earlier this month after it materialized on their smartphone s.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 30th, 2018

Hawaii Governor"s Stunning Reason For Delaying ICBM Threat "False Alert" Message

Wondering why it took 'officials' so long to calm the citizens of Hawaii last weekend when an ICBM .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 23rd, 2018

I was in Hawaii when an alert warned of an impending missile attack — here"s what it was like in those 38 minutes of fear

Sarah Kimmorley I was in Hawaii on a family holiday on the day of the ballistic missile threat. The alert interrupted our breakfast at Denny&rsqu.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 19th, 2018

Hawaii panics after alert about incoming ballistic missile is sent in error

While the cellphone alerting system is in state authorities' hands, the detection of missile launches is the responsibility of the United States Strategic Command and Northern Command.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 14th, 2018

Hawaii Missile Scare: Federal Officials to Probe False Attack Alert That Caused Mass Panic

“Emergency alerts are meant to keep us and our families safe, not to create false panic. We must investigate and we must do better,” tweeted FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 14th, 2018

Hawaii Missile Alert Was Sent in Error, Triggering Panic and Exposing Flaws

The false alert of a ballistic missile attack that unleashed panic across Hawaii was triggered when a state employee accidentally hit the wrong button on a computer, an official said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 14th, 2018

Hawaii panics after inbound missile alert goes off in error

A ballistic missile warning system alert in Hawaii went off erroneously on Sunday creating panic among the islanders, even as the officials dubbed it a “false alarm.” At around 8.07 am local Hawaii........»»

Category: topSource: thehindubusinesslineJan 14th, 2018

Hawaii Missile-Attack False Alarm Triggered by Clicking Wrong Button

The false alert of a ballistic missile attack that unleashed panic across Hawaii was triggered when a state employee accidentally hit the wrong button on a computer, an official said......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJan 13th, 2018

Residents "Crying And Screaming" After False "ICBM Threat" Alert Rattles Hawaii; Gabbard Slams Trump

Update 2: More details are coming out surrounding just how this terrifying false alert impacted Hawaii's citizens.   NBC News reports that the ballistic missile threat left people "crying and screaming" in Hawaii on Saturday, the state's .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJan 13th, 2018