Avoiding a repeat of Hawaii's 'wrong button' mistake
January 16, 2018
There are probably a limited number of IT mistakes that result in an entire state population fearing for their lives, but one such error occurred on the morning of Jan. 13 when Hawaii residents awoke to a message: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”
As eventually became clear, the alert was mistakenly sent by an employee who "pushed the wrong button" during a test of the warning system.
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