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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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Jennyfrenzy     

Does this group think americans are going to be cool with them making threats about destroying the White House? Catch these jerkoffs please. They suck.

550 days ago
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Jennyfrenzy     

Oh and this ****ing group hacked the AP twitter account and tweeted explosions at the White House and Obama hurt. Catch these idiots please.

550 days ago
63.

unbelievable    

unbelievable

550 days ago
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kris    

Declare war? Like it's nothing to send our kids into battle? How about we send the hackers as the front line. You do this crap....you are automatically enlisted. How big and funny do you feel now?

550 days ago
65.

khaines    

My husband worked with this guy.

550 days ago
66.

khaines    

The guy threatened the presidents life on the Internet.

550 days ago
67.

khaines    

Next day the Feds showed up, packed up all his stuff, handcuffed him, and escorted him out of the building.

550 days ago
68.

notta    

I don't care what group it is, if you threaten to do that they will find you. That was a bonehead move.

550 days ago
69.

khaines    

Pretty sure he's still in prison.

550 days ago
70.

khaines    

NO collecting $200. NO passing GO. Straight to JAIL

550 days ago
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JMP    

What a bunch of idiots. The world is doomed.

550 days ago
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sophiastormy    

Russians are behind it.

550 days ago
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sophiastormy    

These hackers at some point, will break into national security. The white house seems not to care.

550 days ago
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lotus13    

Heard a great quote: "Wall Street is like teenage girls." (Acts before they think)

550 days ago
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lel410    

Threatening to blow up the White House should warrant more than "swatting" - it's a terroristic threat and should be prosecuted.

550 days ago
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