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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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Majestik    

Anyone else see the Irony of their threat? If they are so smart to be able to bomb the WHITE HOUSE, why not just take your asses over to North Korea and bomb them instead of demanding that the U.S. declare war? Blowing smoke out of their asses as usual.

458 days ago
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Cecilia     

This is kind of next level. I mean before, they were looking at some misdemeanor charges and some California-Lohan justice. NOW, their looking at a LONG time in federal custody. Whoever this is needs to be caught.

458 days ago
18.

Sam    

"Hack The Planet"

458 days ago
19.

Uncle Rufus    

I can only HOPE President Obama issues a press release that says, "BAHAHAHAHAHHA", GO for it you CHUMPS"!

458 days ago
20.

Manny fresh 83    

Can they hack the IRS instead and clear what I owe my Tio Sam!!! Lol!! At least do something that's gonna help a brother out....

458 days ago
21.

truthteller    

Moraly bancrupt

458 days ago
22.

Mike44090    

When the hacked AP tweet went out the stock market dropped over 133 points. Now that the govt sees how fools like these hackers can effect the economy, they will be caught and prosecuted, their days of playing games will soon be over.

458 days ago
23.

Quiet    

Dear God.. dont these rotten swatters have anything better to do with their time .. surely they can find a new hobby instead of swatting and threatening people lives ... like if they are rich with too much time on their hands maybe they should take up gambling with their time and money.
Dont they have to go to work or school or do something productive in society with their time.

458 days ago
24.

Phreaky    

What is the hacker/swatter, 12-years-old? No one above 12 would think war would be cool.
Idiots.

458 days ago
25.

Mumra the Ever Living    

No doubt these kid scripters feel that swatting Justin Bieber and threatening the President of the United States are equivalent pranks. I have a feeling that the FBI and the Secret Service don't feel the same way.
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BTW TMZ, Technically, this wasn't a swatting of the White House, but a hacking of the AP's twitter page. Big difference.

458 days ago
26.

shannon2    

You know that awkward, uncomfortable feeling you get in your stomach when you've just gone too far? It's your cellmate in Federal lockup "swatting" you in the pooper for being dumb enough to threaten the President.

458 days ago
27.

"Carlton"    

Whoever! is behind these incompetent pranks, and serious threats towards a government official. I am hoping that they get caught for this negligent BS!

458 days ago
28.

LunarJunk    

This is so stupid! Makes my blood boil!

458 days ago
29.

RachesRules    

They'll be crying to their mommies from prison, for the rest of their lives.

458 days ago
30.

tamara    

Yikes they just messed with the wrong people.

458 days ago
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