Skip to comments.Hacker Xbox Hoax Leads to Police Raid on Unsuspecting Family
Posted on 02/05/2013 1:41:15 PM PST by Altariel
An Oviedo, Florida family was woken up by police with guns surrounding their house in the middle of the night. This terrifying and potentially scarring event is brought to you by Microsoft Xbox.
WFTV reports that the cops and family were the victims of a hacker hoax conducted on an Xbox at another house in town. How does that work? Hackers busted into a teenager's Xbox demanding information about a video game, and when he wouldn't help them, the internet criminals used his account to file a false report about a murder and hostage situation. The cops traced the account to the address on record, which was out of datethus, the unsuspecting and terrified family.
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Stupid cops. Did they shoot the kid’s dog?
The cops were not “victims” in this hoax, they were the cause of the terror. They busted into a house guns drawn on unverified, and frankly ridiculous information. Who reports a crime through an xbox account? Nobody that’s who but don’t let that deny a group of jack boots the opportunity to live out their rambo fantasies. I would love to see a “swatting” happen to the jack boot in charge and the judge who signed off on this.
I hope this happens 10,000 more times, and that there’s a huge settlement, each time, with some badges also getting thrown in, each time.
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