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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:53 PM

Virginia teen charged in 'swatting' ring linked to neo-Nazis

Source: Associated Press


Updated 9:43 am CST, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has charged a former Virginia college student with calling in fake emergencies to prompt law enforcement responses, in coordination with a group the FBI labelled as sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology.

John William Kirby Kelley, 19, was charged last week with conspiracy to make threats. He's accused of being part of a network that “shared racist views” and had a “particular disdain for African Americans and Jewish people,” targeting such individuals in so-called swatting attacks coordinated in online chatrooms, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed Friday. Swatting is a practice in which fake emergencies are called in to authorities to draw a large law enforcement response.

The affidavit also said the group maintained a list of victims on a site called Doxbin, which hosts the personal information of journalists, government officials and company executives, news outlets reported.

An investigation into Kelley began in November 2018, when Old Dominion University in Norfolk received a call that someone armed with an AR-15 had hidden pipe bombs on campus. Police received a call hours later from someone with a similar voice who said he had dialed accidentally. Police and FBI investigators compared the voices on both calls and investigators matched email accounts and phone numbers connecting Kelley to the calls, the documents detailed.



Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/education/article/Virginia-teen-charged-in-swatting-ring-linked-14973476.php







Virginia Man with Links to Neo-Nazis Arrested in International Swatting Case
January 13, 2020

On January 10, 2020, federal authorities arrested 19-year-old John William Kirby Kelley of Vienna, Virginia, for his alleged role in a multi-national swatting and doxing case involving Canada, the United States and England. Kelley was charged with conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, specifically interstate threats to injure. The arrest is part of a larger, ongoing international investigation.

ADL’s Center on Extremism (COE) assisted the Los Angeles Police Department and FBI throughout the broader investigation, analyzing thousands of online posts over several months. During this process, COE was able to identify an array of online profiles apparently linked to Kelley on Steam, Instagram, Github and Twitter.

“Swatting” is a harassment tactic in which a prank call is placed to emergency services (911), sending law enforcement officers (often a SWAT team) to a particular, targeted address. Doxing involves sharing someone’s personal information (which might include a home address, family information or workplace), often with the intention of causing some kind of harm.

In the Kelley case, much of the communication took place on the dark web, specifically the Deadnet Internet Relay Chat channel (IRC), also known as #Graveyard, which is similar to an online chat room. Some involved in these communications, including Kelley himself, were sympathetic to neo-Nazi ideology and were loosely associated with the neo-Nazi group, the Atomwaffen Division (AWD).

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https://www.adl.org/blog/virginia-man-with-links-to-neo-nazis-arrested-in-international-swatting-case

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Reply Virginia teen charged in 'swatting' ring linked to neo-Nazis (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 14 OP
louis-t Jan 14 #1
dewsgirl Jan 14 #2
Sapient Donkey Jan 14 #7
dewsgirl Jan 14 #8
essme Jan 14 #13
John Fante Jan 14 #3
ToxMarz Jan 14 #4
Peppers1337 Jan 15 #18
vercetti2021 Jan 14 #5
getagrip_already Jan 14 #6
paleotn Jan 14 #15
DENVERPOPS Jan 14 #9
IronLionZion Jan 14 #10
3Hotdogs Jan 14 #11
AllaN01Bear Jan 14 #12
keithbvadu2 Jan 14 #14
Peppers1337 Jan 15 #16
dware Jan 15 #17

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 01:57 PM

1. Get a real job, fuckers.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:04 PM

2. The first time I heard of Swatting, my son had XBOX

live and he had a friend that was Swatted. What a huge waste of police resources, not to mention the mental trauma the victims/those in their household go through.😳

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:20 PM

7. There have been deaths that resulted from swatting.

Which says a lot about how the police handle situations too.

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:38 PM

8. Very, very sad.😞

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 05:48 PM

13. I was in a rollover wreck on the ambulance

In 1991 responding to a fake 911 call. My partner was driving, and we hit black ice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:05 PM

3. One less vote for Trump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:08 PM

4. Let me guess

He's also an Incel

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Response to ToxMarz (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:56 PM

18. He's had sex tho

🤔

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:10 PM

5. How many fucking names does one asshole need?

And why is it always these guys always that have like three or four names and they always look the fucking same?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:11 PM

6. why do people assume...

that the dark web is either private or anonymous? It isn't either. Tor was broken by the fbi years ago. Even common encryption algorithms have been broken.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised after the ashley maddison hack. People actually used their real names and emails signing up. Sheesh.

Even here, you are not anonymous.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:14 PM

15. Bingo.

Being anonymous is damn near impossible in the digital world. If someone with nation state power wants to know about you, they will. My defense is being so damn boring and predictable, anyone tracking me would seriously consider suicide.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:49 PM

9. When are we going to make

Domestic Terrorism a real crime and send a few of these assholes down to gitmo ??

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Response to DENVERPOPS (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 03:16 PM

10. The Trump administration takes a "do nothing" approach to domestic terrorism

So we would need a Democratic administration to make some reforms in this area at the federal level. In the meantime, states have prosecuted people in hate groups for domestic terrorism.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:29 PM

11. Poor BotGod.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 05:23 PM

12. not only should he get jail time , he should also pay the response costs and penaltys for fileing a

false police report.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 08:12 PM

14. Tough guy holding two toy guns with red plastic tips.

Tough guy holding two toy guns with red plastic tips.

That must really get him the babes.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:54 PM

16. Sadly that isnt him

Hello! hi i am one of kirbys friends from high school, im saddened to see what happened to kirby. but that photo posted is me from when i used to play airsoft (i was 15 at the time lmao), i have no idea why it is posted here too lol.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:57 PM

17. He looks just like your typical RW racist asshole. nt.

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