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Update: Cyberattack suspected in Erie County 911's nearly 2-hour service malfunction

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For five hours Sunday night and into Monday morning, a deactivated wireless device in the city of Erie called Erie County 911 every seven seconds  approximately 750 times  from 8:55 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday, crippling dispatchers' ability to field emergency calls and maxing out the backup system.

"What we suspect happened here is a cyberattack," Erie County Department of Public Safety Director John Grappy said.

"Was it accidental? Was it intentional? Was it malicious? That has yet to be determined."


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