AT&T hit by 9-1-1"swatters"

Here's a new social networking trend that hopefully won't go any further: an Ohio man pled guilty to a scheme in which he and co-conspirators who met in online chat rooms used information --in some cases gained by misrepresentation from AT&T-- to fake 9-1-1 calls and have SWAT teams dispatched to the homes of innocent people. The leader of the so-called "swatters" now faces up to five years in prison and a massive fine.

For more:
- check out this story in PC World

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