Teen Crisis Line Back After Being Jammed By ScammerA local teen crisis center is feeling some relief after a crisis of their own. The hotline for suicidal and abused teens run by The Bridge for Youth was restored late Wednesday after being blocked off for a day after someone took it over, possibly leaving teens in danger. A cyber security expert says it's likely the perpetrator used a computer program to create an onslaught of calls to jam up the hotline.
Teen Hotline Says Scammer Is Jamming Lines, Demanding MoneyYoung people in crisis in Minnesota may have trouble calling a local helpline. "The Bridge for Youth" organization said that cyber attackers seeking money shut down the center's main phone number Tuesday morning.