Government fears cyberattack on NORAD Santa tracker site

Over 1,000 volunteers at NORAD handle more than 100,000 phone calls from children around the world every Christmas Eve, with NORAD continually projecting Santa's ETA. (AP)

The government is doing its part to make sure Santa gets to your home safely this Christmas.

The Pentagon has launched a special anti-Grinch firewall on the popular NORAD Santa tracker site, which allows families to follow Santa's route.

The measures come amid recent concerns over cyberattacks. The Pentagon says they want to make sure the jolly old elf gets everywhere he needs to.


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