Man Behind Fatal ‘Swatting’ Gets 20 Years


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From Krebs on Security:

Tyler Barriss, a 26-year-old California man who admitted making a phony emergency call to police in late 2017 that led to the shooting death of an innocent Kansas resident, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

Barriss has admitted to his role in the Kansas man’s death, as well as to dozens of other non-fatal “swatting” attacks. These dangerous hoaxes involve making false claims to emergency responders about phony hostage situations or bomb threats, with the intention of prompting a heavily-armed police response to the location of the claimed incident.
All over a dispute about some stupid online game, Call of Duty.

Tyler Barriss, in an undated selfie.


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“I hope that this prosecution and lengthy sentence sends a strong message that will put an end to the juvenile and reckless practice of ‘swatting’ within the gaming community,

all 3 IMHO should get the same thing the guy in Kansas did .....