The Serial Swatter

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Minimalist, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. Minimalist

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/magazine/the-serial-swatter.html
     
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    It is crazy. All it takes is an anonymous call without any proof and this does not apply just to swatting.
    This could never happen in most countries, because SWAT teams are not as easy to "order" as Uber.
     
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    Yes I agree. I can't imagine police in my country breaking in and shooting someone purely on a basis of anonymous call. There should be some safeguards implemented to prevent such incidents.
    Overall sad story... :(
     
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    Cop won’t be charged in “swatting” death of Kansas man
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/04/cop-wont-be-charged-in-swatting-death-of-kansas-man/
     
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    Gamers involved in December’s “swatting” death just got indicted
    https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy...n-decembers-swatting-death-just-got-indicted/
     
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    Serial Swatter also believed to be responsible for FCC bomb threat

    "A California man who allegedly placed a hoax emergency call that resulted in the death of a Kansas man is also believed to be responsible for the fake bomb threat that disrupted the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal net neutrality protections last December..."


    https://gizmodo.com/serial-swatter-indicted-for-death-of-gamer-disruption-1826315725
     
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    I wonder what the cops would say if one of theirs was the victim and the homeowner said I thought he was reaching for a weapon.
    I bet it wouldn't be no charges will be filed.
     
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    The Feds Just Hit a Notorious Swatter With 46 New Charges. He Intends to Plead Guilty
    October 25, 2018
    https://www.wired.com/story/feds-hit-notorious-swatter-tyler-barriss-with-46-new-charges/
     
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    Facebook-executive swatting sends significant police response to his home
    https://arstechnica.com/information...ends-significant-police-response-to-his-home/
     
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