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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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RobN    

They're going to wish they hadn't upped the ante on this one. People not really amused by random bombing talk at this point.

358 days ago
47.

mommyto1    

If they pull this off, they deserve a medal and a key to the city.

358 days ago
48.

myopinion    

Everyone knows you CAN NOT get away with this type of behavior in today's time! SMH....Idiot will be caught soon. Get his Butt off the streets.

358 days ago
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Most H8d     

If these people can get close enough to the guarded residence of the POTUS to plant and detonate 8 bombs without suspicion something really reeks of fish!!! Catching my drift?

358 days ago
50.

Ketielynn    

These dummies have gone too far now. Anyone with half a brain should know you don't mention the word "bomb" on a plane or at an airport and you never make a threat against the President or the White House. They went from "swatting" celebs to a whole different level. Now they will end up in jail for a long time and they deserve it for being that stupid.

358 days ago
51.

Fashionistazoe    

I don't get why they haven't been caught yet? Is the governments technology seriously unable to track them down??? That's scary. They just passed a law that basically says the government has a right to our text messages, phone call history etc. but they can't figure out who these *******s are?

358 days ago
52.

Vote2012    

Seems like this country is really coming apart in every direction....I don't think that hope and change motto is working out very well. We are living in very dangerous and ugly times.

358 days ago
53.

diane    

Hopefully they make sure obamaroid is home

358 days ago
54.

Matt    

TMZ, your aren't even close, a group hacked the white house/ Obama's twitter account. Its all over the real news outlets and white house statements already verified what has really happened (hacked twitter) nothing more, nothing less. keep reporting on nip slips, crotch shots and all the other bs that no one cares about.

358 days ago
55.

laffnbear    

Only congress can declare war.

358 days ago
56.

Italia    

Now they've found their way to go to prison. You just don't prank the POTUS.

358 days ago
57.

Mandy G.    

They're in a heap 'o trouble now! It's bad enough to hack into and publish personal accounts, but threatening to blow up the White House takes it to a whole other level. They'll find out just how crazy stupid they were when they get caught.

358 days ago
58.

khaines    

Why did y'all delete my post??

358 days ago
59.

Keyser Söze    

... Those guys are seriously looking for ways to get put inside an undisclosed hole somewhere outside of any democratic country.

"Extraordinary rendition", idiots; do not f**k with the American government, especially if you're a foreigner.

358 days ago
60.

Roman    

Please stop saying POTUS

358 days ago
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