Cyber attack firewall blamed for US state's 911 outage

Updated June 20 2024 - 6:45am, first published 6:42am
Authorities say Massachusetts' 911 system was down for about two hours. (AP PHOTO)
Authorities say Massachusetts' 911 system was down for about two hours. (AP PHOTO)

A firewall designed to prevent cyber attacks and hacking was to blame for the 911 outage that hit the US state of Massachusetts, state officials say.

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