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Teen Crisis Line Back After Being Jammed By Scammer

A 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.

03/05/2014

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Teen Hotline Says Scammer Is Jamming Lines, Demanding Money

Young 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.

03/04/2014