News I’ve Got A Knife!
posted by October 17 at 14:20 PMon
Turns out the reported cocaine overdose, assault weapon wound in the shoulder and hostage situation in Lake Forest, CA, this March didn’t actually require a rifle-bearing SWAT Team response:
As officers swarmed the home with assault rifles, dogs and a helicopter, a Lake Forest couple and their two toddlers inside their home slept unsuspectingly.
Seems a Mukilteo teen’s 911 hack prompted a siege-style descent upon a suburban family—why couldn’t you just steal identities like the rest of your peers? But what’s alarming about the story, now in the news as a result of the 19-year-old’s arrest last week, isn’t the showdown that almost went down between the knife-wielding dad and the misinformed SWAT Team…it’s this tidbit:
Authorities would not divulge details on how Ellis hacked into the system, stating that doing so would jeopardize the investigation and possibly create copycats.
That translates into “We haven’t fixed the vulnerability at all whatsoever,” right? Somebody get the Governator on it.