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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

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

Video shows the horrifying moment when a false ballistic missile threat alert interrupted a soccer game on TV in Hawaii

Michael Hight/US Navy via Getty People in Hawaii woke up to a frightening emergency alert Saturday morning which warned of an impending missile targeting the state. It was a false alarm.   The aler.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 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 worker who sent false missile alarm thought the threat was real, FCC says

The Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday that the Hawaii public employee who sent a message to everyone in the state warning of a b.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 30th, 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 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

News anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat in Hawaii

News anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat in Hawaii.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

Hawaii news anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat

Hawaii news anchor posts terrified texts she received after a false alarm about an impending ballistic missile threat.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

Panic ensues after false alarm warns of incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii

Panic ensues after false alarm warns of incoming ballistic missile threat to Hawaii.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 13th, 2018

Hawaii receives "false alarm" about ballistic-missile threat that sends residents scrambling for shelter

A scary mess.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 13th, 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

North Korea mocks US "nuclear-phobia" after Hawaii ballistic missile scare, Michigan meteor sighting

Korean Central News Agency North Korean state media has issued a release mocking the US for having "nuclear-phobia" after several coincidental news stories h.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 19th, 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

Saturday"s false missile alert was a "wake-up call" for Hawaii tourism stakeholders

While Hawaii’s tourism industry has not yet seen a negative effect from the false missile alert, state agencies and stakeholders are busy at work trying to keep it that way......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 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

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

The Wall Street Journal: Hawaii false alarm an ‘unfortunate situation’ Homeland Security chief says

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen cautioned Sunday that Americans should not react to Saturday’s false alarm in Hawaii, warning of a nonexistent ballistic missile attack, by disregarding emergency warnings in the future......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 14th, 2018

People in Hawaii thought they would be hit by a missile attack: Here"s why

US Pacific Command in a separate statement said it detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii. Earlier message was sent in error, it said.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 14th, 2018