How a grandpa’s death — and lucrative Twitter handle — sent US man to prison

The 'swatting' attack was part of a 10-month campaign in 2019 and 2020 waged by Sonderman and several others targeting people with desirable social media account names, prosecutors said. — Reuters

Mark Herring was sitting on his front porch in Middle Tennessee when law enforcement showed up with their guns drawn on April 27, 2020, according to federal prosecutors.

As he walked toward them with his hands up, Herring fell to the ground, the government said.

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