Listen to this article An Automated Swatting Program Is Wreaking Havoc Across The United States
Motherboard, a technology news outlet, traced a significant amount of swatting activity across the United States to a particular swatting-as-a-service account on Telegram called “Torswats.” The group uses synthesized voices to call in bomb and mass shooting threats against high schools and other locations across the country, resulting in heavily armed police raiding an innocent victim’s home.
For a fee, Torswats will close down a school, offer “extreme swattings” where authorities handcuff the victim and search the house, and even negotiate prices for “famous people and targets such as Twitch streamers.” The use of synthetic voices allows Torswats to carry out swatting threats at scale with relatively little effort, while also protecting their own voice from being recognized. This further automation of swatting techniques is making the already dangerous harassment technique more prevalent.
For a fee, Torswats offers to close down schools, perform “extreme swattings,” and even negotiate prices for targeting famous individuals such as Twitch streamers. Their use of synthetic voices enables them to conduct swatting threats at scale with minimal effort, while also protecting their own identity.
The Dangers of Torswats
Torswats’ automation of swatting techniques has made this already dangerous harassment technique even more prevalent. Swatters often target innocent people, putting their safety at unnecessary risk and resulting in heavily armed police raids.The use of synthesized voices also makes it difficult for authorities to identify and prosecute the perpetrators.
Torswats is a swatting-as-a-service group on Telegram that is making swatting incidents more prevalent with its use of synthesized voices and automated techniques. This trend is putting innocent people at risk and making it harder for authorities to catch the perpetrators. It is crucial to raise awareness about the dangers of swatting and take action against groups like Torswats.Read more: An Automated Swatting Program Is Wreaking Havoc Across The United States