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Twitch Streamer Fakes His Own Joke Swatting, Gets Banned

This past Saturday, the popular League of Legends-focused Twitch streamer Trick2g was putting on an elaborate 24-hour live event to commemorate the fact that he’d amassed 800,000 followers. He decided to end the stream with a bang: staging his own mock swatting. Come Monday morning, his account was banned. » 8/03/15 6:15pm 8/03/15 6:15pm

Meet A Teenager Who Says He's A Swatter

A Runescape player was recently swatted while 60,000 people watched. When he tried to record a video about it, he broke down crying. A 19-year-old in Las Vegas was arrested for coordinating a swatting in Illinois. What motivates someone to take this dangerous step? I tracked down a self-professed swatter to find out. » 2/17/15 12:00pm 2/17/15 12:00pm

How To Protect Your Information From The Internet

Do you know how much of your personal information is floating around? It's more than you think and very easy to find. Phone numbers, home addresses, email accounts. As my recent story about gamers who got swatted showed, anybody can become a target. You don't have to be someone with a million followers. Social… » 1/26/15 2:00pm 1/26/15 2:00pm