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Tennessee Man Died After He Was ‘Swatted’ by People Targeting His Twitter Handle

Tennessee Man Died After He Was ‘Swatted’ by People Targeting His Twitter Handle

By Steve Helling | People A Tennessee man died last year after being targeted by a "swatting" call by someone who wanted him to give up his Twitt ...
Man Who Made Fatal ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call Pleads Guilty To 51 Charges

Man Who Made Fatal ‘Swatting’ Hoax Call Pleads Guilty To 51 Charges

By Emily Sullivan, NPR Tyler Barriss, 26, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making a false report resulting in a death, after he placed a hoax call late ...
Man Gets Year in Prison for ‘Swatting’

Man Gets Year in Prison for ‘Swatting’

By Debbie Encalada | Complex Swatting, for those unfamiliar, is when people call law enforcement to report a fake emergency to get SWAT deployed to a ...
‘Call Of Duty’ Swatting Hoax On Long Island Caused By Game’s Loser, Police Say

‘Call Of Duty’ Swatting Hoax On Long Island Caused By Game’s Loser, Police Say

By Ed Mazza | The Huffington Post A police SWAT team descended on a Long Island, N.Y., home Tuesday under the belief that a teen had shot and kille ...
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