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'Major security breach' at Hard Rock Stadium highlights vulnerabilities

Authorities probe 'major security breach' during U2 concert

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – As U2 rocked to a sold out crowd at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, a fan noticed a man who had wires hanging out of his clothing. The wires appeared to be linked to another person's clothing.

Fearing that it could be a suicide bomb, the fan sent a text message to authorities. Miami-Dade police officers rushed to find the two people and pulled them away from the crowd.

Officers found they had an elaborate audio taping system hidden under their clothing. It involved microphones and batteries, and possible audio piracy and bootlegging crimes. 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security used the incident to notify the law enforcement community nationwide about the "major security breach" in June. The incident will likely serve as an opportunity to identify vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit.

 


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