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Kansas, Online Gaming, Glendale discussed on The CyberWire

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Team in wichita kansas the wichita man was killed by police in a swatting that arose from an unusually pointless dispute among call of duty players pointless even by the feckless standards of online gaming he was not only innocent but completely uninvolved the alleged swat her has been arrested in los angeles he's twenty five year old tyler barras the local abc affiliate kabc notes parenthetically that someone of the same name was arrested in glendale for making a bomb threat against the station in 2015 here's what's thought to have happened to people playing the online game call of duty got into a dispute over a buck fifty bet one of them is said to have contacted mr barros and asked him to swat the other swatting for those unfamiliar with the term is the practice of spoofing a call to nine one one in order to have a swat teams sent to an address to frighten the people who live there the gamers said to have provided an address in wichita the address had no connection with anyone involved in the dispute or even the game barra says alleged to have called wichita authorities and told an elaborate story with fabricated details of a dangerous hostage situation that had already produced one murder police responded and mr finch was shot when he opened his door to see what the ruckus outside was all about those interested in more of the sad details can find a full account which we recommend at krebs on security in the meantime gives a new year's resolution for all remember that online play and chatter can have the saddest connectik consequences stay safe.