In the wake of the Ashton Kutcher attempted SWATting, Maria Elena Fernandez at NEWSWEEK/Daily Beast reports about the politically motivated swattings and reports in detail about what happened to me last July. Quote:
“It’s a very dangerous situation, and I think it’s a miracle that nobody’s been killed yet,” Frey told The Daily Beast in an interview Thursday. “I had police officers pointing guns at me; my cellphone was in my hand. If they had thought I was armed and dangerous, I was one finger-pull of the trigger of losing my life that night. It was very scary. It seemed like it was designed to cause us the potential for being shot and killed.”
I’m quoted elsewhere in the article as well. You’ll have to read the whole thing to see what else I said.
Ms. Fernandez is very pleasant and I enjoyed talking to her, although she did get a few details wrong, which seems to be especially common in Big Media stories about SWATting. However, her story is instructive because she spoke at length to FBI agent Kevin Kolbye (to whom I directed her) who gave her a thorough overview of the history of the phenomenon. The piece is worth reading for that alone.