free counter
World

Police say ‘computer-generated voice’ behind swatting attempt of Marjorie Taylor Greene…

Mikael Thalen

Mikael Thalen

David Covucci

David Covucci

Tech

Posted on Aug 24, 2022Updated on Aug 24, 2022, 2: 54 pm CDT

A police report obtained by the Daily Dot reveals new information on the swatting attack against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) at her Georgia home.

In a tweet on Wednesday, Greene stated that police attained her residence early Wednesday after she was targeted. Swatting involves creating a prank call to emergency services in order to have police respond aggressively to a targets home.

Yesterday evening, I was swatted soon after 1 am, Greene wrote. I cant express enough gratitude to my local police within Rome, Floyd County. Additional information ahead.

Yesterday evening, I was swatted soon after 1 am.

I cant express enough gratitude to my local police within Rome, Floyd County.

Additional information ahead.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) August 24, 2022

A report on the incident from the Rome Police Department, obtained by the Daily Dot, notes an unknown caller alleged a male have been shot five times in a bathtub at Greenes residence.

Responding officers say they learned that the house belonged to Greene while on the way. After creating a tactical method of the house, police began ringing the doorbell before eventually being greeted by Greene. Greene said she was sound asleep when police knocked and that officers had their guns ready.

We informed her of the explanation for us being there, and she assured us there is no issue, the report says. She stated that she’d forward the problem to the correct security services and requested a keep check up on her residence.

After time for the authorities station, officers say they received a call directly from the alleged perpetrator. In a computer-generated voice, the caller claimed that they had targeted Greene over her stance on transgender youths rights.

The Daily Dot attemptedto reach the telephone number listed in the authorities report as from the suspect but was met by an automated message. The suspect, as is frequently the case in swatting attacks, used an internet-based number instead of a cellular phone or landline.

The caller claimed to get in touch toKiwi Farms, a notorious far-right site known to carry out harassment campaigns. The suspect also provided police with a username from the website they claimed belonged in their mind. The username belongs to an admin on the website known for doxxing, swatting, and anti-transgender posts, suggesting that the callers alleged motives and identity might have been fabricated.

Kiwi Farms users have already been currently harassing a prominent transgender activist.

Greene is listed on the authorities report as a victim of harassing communications. The incident remains under investigation.


Read more of the Daily Dots tech and politics coverage

*First Published: Aug 24, 2022, 10: 41 am CDT

Mikael Thalen

Mikael Thalen is really a tech and security reporter located in Seattle, covering social media marketing, data breaches, hackers, and much more.

Mikael Thalen

David Covucci

David Covucci may be the senior politics and technology editor at the Daily Dot, within the nexus between Washington and Silicon Valley. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, along with other publications. He could be particularly thinking about hearing any tips you have. Touch base at [emailprotected]

David Covucci

Read More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Back to top button

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker