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Swatting Is Disgusting, And It Needs To Stop

Today MMO ATK takes a relatively short look at a disturbing trend that's started to surface with alarming frequency in the world of video games. Swatting.

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CerealKiller1370d ago

Swatting is nuts law enforcement needs to do more to investigate and go after the people involved in this otherwise it won't stop.

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LightDiego1370d ago (Edited 1370d ago )

They will never get me...
Being an ex-KGB has a lot of advantages.

mydyingparadiselost1370d ago

I think we all know this is just a vital marketing campaign for Call of Duty: Swat Ops

HonestDragon1370d ago

This is....one of the most vile things I have ever heard in my life. It's one thing to always try to look on the brighter side of things and find humor where and when you can, but this is just atrocious on so many levels. How vindictive do you have to be to do something like this? How low do you have to sink just to get a laugh?

And before anyone says (because there will be guaran-damn-teed one person to say this), "Oh, they are just having fun", this is not fun! This is not funny, this is not an ordinary prank. This is a person's life being messed with.

This is the first time I'm hearing about this type of (I can't even call it a prank) crime. This is exactly what this situation is: it's a crime. Calling in a phony 911 call, getting SWAT involved, wasting city resources and everyone's time, and for what? To get a laugh at the misery caused?

To any would-be hacker who even thinks about doing this to someone else: You think it's funny to hack into someone's life and get them physically and mentally tormented? You think you're some genius who is able to do all of these things by attacking someone digitally from the comfort of your home and ruin someone else's evening to this kind of magnitude? Reporting a fake crime so a SWAT team shows up is a major crime in itself. Reporting someone on Twitch as the perpetrator is not funny. You are not being a comical entertainer here. You are putting people in a very dangerous situation! I say again, this is not funny!

pwnsause_returns1370d ago

its pretty much the reason why there are people out there that wants order on the internet...this is why we cant have nice things... these people that swat others..they ruin it for everyone.

Mega241370d ago

Some people want to watch the world burn... horribly.

Messed up, this is the reason the aliens wont talk to us.

FullmetalRoyale1370d ago

I'm truly amazed that incidents such as these actually happen. It is unreal how some brains work.