“They may need a bit of help in swatting it hard enough to break, but eventually it comes apart and the wrapped candies and small toys fall out.”
“A Langley, B.C., family, who had SWAT members show up on their doorstep due to a false 911 call, appear to have become pioneer Canadian victims of an Internet phenomenon known as swatting.”
“It appears to be part of an internet hacking trend dubbed swatting - tricking police to send out a SWAT or emergency response team to an unsuspecting home by hacking into people's computer accounts to disguise the origin of the 911 call.”
“Cyber crime experts confirm the Langley case was actually the second such incident of so-called swatting in recent days.”
“July 14, the 39-year-old software consultant was working at home while playing music on his headphones when he became the victim of a high-tech crime known as "swatting.”
“The practice is known as swatting in the digital underground.”
“The allegations reflect the latest wrinkle in a practice known as swatting, in which miscreants use caller ID spoofing to falsely report emergencies to authorities with the goal of eliciting a response from law enforcement officials, who sometimes are deployed from SWAT, or special weapons and tactics units.”
“Ms. CRANOR: We see all sorts of security warnings pop up on our screen and we've gotten so used to just kind of swatting them away and it's very rare that anything bad ever happens to us.”
“If it could be enforced, it would be as effective as 'swatting' a fly in an African jungle, except that a well-swatted fly does 'stay dead.”
“We see all sorts of security warnings pop up on our screen and we've gotten so used to just kind of swatting them away, and it's very rare that anything bad ever happens to us,”
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