REVEALED: Why Hawaii official sparked global panic with false missile alert
The probe contradicted the previous official explanation that the January 13 incident was as a result of the employee hitting the wrong button on a drop-down menu.
An alert circulated on the US state’s mobile phone networks triggered mass panic when it announced: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
To make matters worse, the error was not corrected for 38 minutes sparking panic as people fled their homes and sent messages to their loved ones believing a missile attack was imminent.
In a preliminary report, the Federal Communications... read more
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