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Alleged swatting prankster “Famed God” arrested in Las Vegas
« on: February 09, 2015, 09:10:34 AM »
Love it!  Wish he would of received more years for putting peoples lives in danger!  Nice neck beard.  :ninja:

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A 19-year-old Las Vegas teen is expected to appear in court Monday, days after being arrested in connection to a July swatting incident in suburban Illinois.

Brandon Wilson, who goes by the online handle "Famed God," was arrested Thursday in Nevada and faces an extradition hearing to determine whether he should be sent to face hacking and other charges. Illinois prosecutors said there was evidence on his computers about the July 10 swatting incident, in which he allegedly reported a murder to Naperville's emergency 911 line. The SWAT team responded, but the call was a hoax.

The Chicago-Sun Times said that, in addition to the Naperville incident, the suspect's computers held evidence "of similar incidents across the country."

The teen's arrest coincidently came the same day as a popular online gamer, Joshua Peters, aka Koopatroopa787, was swatted while thousands were watching him live stream on Twitch.

Swatting has seemingly become a national phenomenon in the online gaming world, with pranksters calling police and claiming that heinous crimes are underway at a certain location. That usually prompts armed SWAT teams to arrive at the scene. Often, the prank call appears to be coming from the innocent target's address.

"Famed God," meanwhile, is also said to have hacked the gaming consoles owned by two others and threatened to put somebody "in debt for life" by accessing banking information. Illinois prosecutors said charges Wilson faces include computer tampering, intimidation, and identity theft. If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/02/alleged-swatting-prankster-famed-god-arrested-in-las-vegas/



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Re: Alleged swatting prankster “Famed God” arrested in Las Vegas
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2015, 12:09:02 PM »
what an idiot/loser

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Re: Alleged swatting prankster “Famed God” arrested in Las Vegas
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2015, 05:36:28 PM »
I see you streaming these days VOltan.. could you imagine some asshole does this to you?  Your boys answer the door.. AK's drawn at their faces because they think a murder is going on.   Shit's fucked up!   These guys should get a minimum of 5 years.

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Re: Alleged swatting prankster “Famed God” arrested in Las Vegas
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