Hackers Prank Calls Authorities, Provoke SWAT Team Response

Swatting is the practice of making prank calls that sound so violent that they provoke a SWAT team response. 15-year-old Hunter Gelinas of Naples, Fla., learned all about it firsthand when a SWAT -- or special weapons and tactics -- team stormed his house. Swatters had hacked his X-Box account and used the console's Internet connection to send a message to authorities. "They were saying that Hunter had been stabbed and the parents and other people being held hostage at the house," his mother,...Full Story
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