An 18 year old teen Meetkumar Hiteshbhai Desai was arrested by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit for flooding the 911 emergency system with hang-up calls. He was also booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on three counts of felony computer tampering on Monday.
How Did He Make This Happen?
On investigating Desai said that he was only interested in discovering bugs in iOS, which he could report to Apple and possibly earn money or recognition among his friends. He added that he received a tip about a bug in iOS, which he successfully exploited.
However during his tests he was able to created several weaponized versions of this bug which would constantly dial a phone number or show annoying popups. The teenager said that by mistake he shared the weaponized link online, he shared a version that instead of showing annoying popups, redialed a phone number, which in this case was 911.