White House Swatted, Told to Declare War on North Korea or Be Blown Up

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A hacker group issued an ultimatum to the U.S. government today, demanding America declare war on North Korea or the White House would explode.

The hacker group that took responsibility for exposing the private financial information of Michelle Obama and many other celebrities is behind this, too.

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The hackers have also swatted Diddy, Ryan Seacrest, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, Tom Cruise, Rihanna and others in recent weeks.

Contacted authorities through 911, the group threatened to detonate eight bombs around the White House perimeter if President Obama did not comply.

He had 24 hours to declare war, they claimed.

This was related to the bogus Associated Press' twitter account saying there were two explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.

He is not. There were no bombs on the premises, though the AP tweet did send the stock market plummeting for a couple of minutes amid the chaos.

The White House quickly discredited this as an "errant tweet," however the hackers are claiming credit for hacking AP's twitter and posting the message.

It appears that this is yet another case of swatting - calling in a phony threat and getting a SWAT team involved - and perhaps the biggest of its kind.

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