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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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shelley    

I'm never one for conspiracy theories but how have they not been caught? Why do I feel like restrictions/laws on internet availablity and usage going to get tighter now?
It's one thing to play aggravate local authorities but this declare war or we'll bomb the Whitehouse doesn't even seem like that group. All seems odd

459 days ago
32.

Austin G    

President Obama cannot actually declare war anyways... He has to ask Congress... These fools don't even know what they're talking about.

459 days ago
33.

ImUrDad    

Am i the only 1 happy that the ppl in power r now the victims? Oh yippy skippy, its time for revolt n rebellion! F#@K THE SYSTEM!

459 days ago
34.

Roman Moroni    

Like we wuld jus hit NK jus like that - use ur f'in brain! - y not instead ask for millions 4 the homeless & underprivileged - use ur brain!

459 days ago
35.

Kashat    

North Korea? Probably the worst country to pick a fight with... They probably have a nuclear weapon that can blow up an entire state!

459 days ago
36.

MIKE    

There is a big difference between a threat to bomb the whitehouse and a tweet that says it's been bombed, but you careless, stupid ****s at TMZ don't care.

459 days ago
37.

Joe    

I am really proud to be an American. The brashness, creativity and sheer imagination of this one really gives me hope. To go into the system and make it their own is what this country is about. The government takes it upon themselves to do what they wish its about time the people do it too.

459 days ago
38.

YouDontSay    

WIth the recent bombings and children and adults losing their lives and limbs this is beyond insensitive and stupid. For those posting yea for the people you are part of the problem. You don't like something think of a solution don't just spout your mouth,

459 days ago
39.

billybob    

"...threatened to detonate 8 sex tapes around the White House perimeter."

Welcome to the TMZ-World News!

459 days ago
40.

Michaela    

I understand that they've been able to hide behind a foreign server. But I suspect threatening to blow up the POTUS might supercede any privacy and the foreign server might be forced to give up info. We'll see.

459 days ago
41.

Phil    

Placed eight devices around the White House perimeter? I don't think security is that lax. These guys are going to be in a heap of sh*t.

459 days ago
42.

Kelly    

This reeks of bull****.

459 days ago
43.

stephersm    

In reply to Mike below. My phone will not let me reply directly... The article clearly states there was both a 911 call and the hacked Twitter account.... The 911 call is a direct threat against the president and should be treated as such.

459 days ago
44.

Debbiedee    

Go for it

459 days ago
45.

CLINT    

These effers haven't been caught yet because other than showing how much several political people's bank records have. Now that they have threatened to bomb the white house, they will be caught. The government has the best computer geeks working for them and they will find these freaks. These aren't simple celebrities they're messing with now.

459 days ago
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