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+ - Canadian Teen Arrested for Calling in 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats->

Submitted by tsu doh nimh
tsu doh nimh (609154) writes "A 16-year-old male from Ottawa, Canada has been arrested for allegedly making at least 30 fraudulent calls — including bomb threats and "swattings" — to emergency services across North America over the past few months. Canadian media isn't identifying the youth because of laws that prevent the disclosure, but the alleged perpetrator was outed in a dox on Pastebin that was picked up by journalist Brian Krebs, who was twice the recipient of attempted swat raids at the hand of this kid. From the story: "I told this user privately that targeting an investigative reporter maybe wasnâ(TM)t the brightest idea, and that he was likely to wind up in jail soon. But @ProbablyOnion was on a roll: That same day, he hung out his for-hire sign on Twitter, with the following message: âoewant someone swatted? Tweet me their name, address and Iâ(TM)ll make it happen.â"
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