Swatting

parkland

Before He Got Swatted, David Hogg Was Shocked His Address Was Publicly Available

Parkland school shooting survivor wasn't home at the time, but found his own address online months before the incident.
Samantha Cole
6.5.18
IRL

Twitch Banned the Streamer Who Got Swatted Off a Plane

What is Twitch going to do about streams that get swatted while traveling? Ban them, it seems.
Emanuel Maiberg
5.1.17
Swatting

Twitch Streamer Gets Swatted Off a Plane

“You swat my house, whatever, fuck you—you swat a plane? That’s a whole other level."
Jordan Pearson
4.28.17
police

Proposed National Law Would Crack Down on Swatters with Serious Jail Time

The Interstate Swatting Hoax Act of 2015 would criminalize swatting with up to five years of prison time—more if someone actually gets hurt.
Sarah Jeong
11.20.15
Culture

A Twitch Streamer Got Arrested and Robbed Live

"Alienware is for noobs," Mr. Big told the police officer before he was arrested.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.6.15
Features

What It Takes to Be a Professional Twitch Gamer

“I’d worked for almost a year to get it.”
Heidi Kemps
10.6.15
uk

A Hacker Swatted the Owner of Parenting Forum 'Mumsnet'

Someone is harassing Mumsnet with DDOS attacks, stolen passwords, and now swatting.
Clinton Nguyen
8.19.15
Canada

Canadian Teen Who Swatted and Harassed Women Online Is Going to Jail

The 17-year-old was sentenced to 16 months in jail and eight months of community supervision on Thursday in a BC court.
Darryl Greer
7.10.15
Canada

Canadian Teen Took 'Sadistic Delight' In Swatting His Victims, Court Hears

In a sentencing hearing on Monday, prosecutor Michael Bauer presented three psychiatric reports detailing a BC teen's spree of harassment, extortion and public mischief online.
Darryl Greer
6.30.15
News

Lizard Squad Hacker Who Swatted and Terrorized Gamers Is Back in Court Next Week

The 17-year-old has so far plead guilty to 23 charges of extortion, public mischief and criminal harassment related to several swatting incidents in Canada and the US
Darryl Greer
6.22.15
News

Here's the 9-1-1 Call That Led Miami Beach Police to 'Swat' Lil Wayne's House

"I just shot like four people," the caller said. "I might shoot whoever I see. I don't know. I don't know what's wrong."
Allie Conti
3.12.15
VICE vs Video games

What Can Be Done About Gaming’s Culture of Distrust?

Developers have turned on journalists, who are apparently waging a war against gamers, so how can we make a brighter future for what we hold dear?
Mike Diver
2.19.15
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