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1600 Pennsylvania Ave Swatting

Hacker Group Threatens to

Bomb White House

4/23/2013 10:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The hacker group that claims responsibility for exposing private financial information about Michelle Obama and many other celebrities has issued an ultimatum to the U.S. Government -- either declare war on North Korea or they will detonate bombs at the White House ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the group -- which claims responsibility for swatting Rihanna, Diddy, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, Tom Cruise and others -- contacted authorities through 911 and threatened to detonate 8 devices around the White House perimeter if President Obama does not declare war within 24 hours.
 
There was a tweet that went out on the Associated Press' twitter account saying, "Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured."  The White House quickly discredited this as an "errant tweet."  We're told the hackers are claiming credit for hacking AP's twitter and posting the message.

It appears -- though it has not been confirmed -- that this is yet another case of swatting -- calling in a phony threat.

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IwuvTMZ    

This thing is getting old.

488 days ago
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Jenna5960    

Wow those people have balls.

488 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Now these kids are really begging for trouble. You know they are young to be doing something as stupid as this.

488 days ago
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awards    

Could they add Congress to the list, eh?

488 days ago
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shermanitis    

Thanks hackers, you're the reason CISPA is going to pass, *****.

488 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Dept. of homeland security ; where are you?... You really need to up your game if you're not able to stop this group from wreaking real havoc.

488 days ago
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my4girrrrls    

Well maybe now they'll catch those ****y bastards...and the govt will start restricting the Internet...

488 days ago
8.

Dee    

Stupidity.

488 days ago
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STFUP    

TMZ, Stop trying to pretend you're a real news organization. You're not good at it.

488 days ago
10.

Woot    

Time to get the big guns out and remove this threat.... or whatever it's deemed to be.

488 days ago
11.

tver    

Enough of this!!! They will be stopped. The Feds probably already know who they are...

488 days ago
12.

Dale    

To declare war? WTF. We need to STAY OUT of another war.

488 days ago
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SamanthaStaats    

How have these so called "swatters" not been caught yet? It feels like this has been going on for so long.

488 days ago
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obvious    

It'll happen.

488 days ago
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Majestik    

If they hacked AP and posted that, how is this an exclusive to you?
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BTW, keep it up, TMZ, all you are doing is giving these idiots the attention they crave.

488 days ago
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