swatting

U.S. News
'Swatting' refers to a form of online harassment in which the perpetrator falsely reports a crime in order to send armed police to someone’s house.
Media
Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald columnist Leonard G. Pitts Jr. was awoken by police after an apparent “swatting” incident.
Politics
Like Parkland survivor David Hogg, Rep. Katherine Clark was "swatted," and now she's renewing calls for congressional action.
U.S. News
No one was home at the time.
Crime
Twitter user @ScrewPain has claimed responsibility for the prank, though it's not clear if the user was actually behind the
Crime
“It was probably just an evil little kid,” one officer told the Post. Police are trying to identify the hoaxster, who called
Media
According to The Washington Post: In the case involving Blitzer, the person or people behind the fraud wrote some form of
Celebrity
Swatting is frighteningly easy to pull off (a 12-year-old fessed up to having been responsible for the swatting incidents at both Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber's homes), wastes police resources and has dangerous consequences.
Latino Voices
Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez are the latest victims of the celebrity swatting trend that has been plaguing Hollywood
Los Angeles
LAPD officers have been very busy responding to multiple swatting pranks. P. Diddy's LA home was targeted Wednesday, and
Celebrity
On this festive day, many try to prank their friends, colleagues and family members. But celebrities, the supreme beings
Celebrity
UPDATE: Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and the other celebrities and officials whose financial information ended up online
Parenting
Parents now have another thing to worry about with their kids and technology -- celebrity "swatting" calls.
Los Angeles
Within the last three months, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ashton Kutcher all fell victim to swatting. However, when officers
Politics
On June 11, Republicans sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding he investigate alleged attempts to intimidate bloggers called SWAT-ing.
Politics
During that 2011 episode, a swarm of law enforcement officers appeared at his residence to respond to a call, apparently