Ring doorbell owners raided by SWAT teams in nationwide "swatting" spree


Owners of Amazon Ring doorbells have become the latest victims of "swatting" attacks across the United States. 

Swatting may be a new term for many, but it is a familiar one to those in the gaming and online streaming communities. In simple terms, it is the act of making a false police report dispatcher, in order to send a large number of armed officers (SWAT teams) to a person's home address. Such hoax calls could include a hostage situation, bomb threat or homicide. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.