US hacker jailed for SWAT team prank

AP - A computer hacker was sentenced to three years in prison for placing a phony emergency call that led police to storm a family home at gunpoint.It marked the first prosecution in Orange County, in South California, for a prank known as "swatting" that involves sending SWAT teams - special weapons and tactics units - on fruitless chases, said county district attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami on Thursday.