— James (@UberHaxorNova) August 27, 2014
A goal achieved by hacking where the hacker tricks 911 systems into deploying SWAT to an unsuspecting victim’s home under false pretenses.
Dag nabbit that was dern sure an experience. I am all Ok though. Thanks for all the supportive tweets everyone
— Kootra (@Kootra) August 27, 2014
Twitch, the video streaming site being employed at the time of the SWAT raid, was bought by Amazon for $970m (£585m) earlier this week.
Amazon chief executive and founder Jeff Bezos said of the deal: “Twitch has built a platform that brings together tens of millions of people who watch billions of minutes of games each month.”
While Twitch can undoubtedly bring people together, the prank played on Mathewson reveals it can also be used for more sinister means.