Swatting, a high-stakes prank in which phone hackers persuade a 911 operator to send first responders (bomb squads, firefighters, armed police officers) to a place where no emergency exists, reached critical mass this past year when the homes of celebrities became targets.
2: Number of times Miley Cyrus has been swatted—first in August 2012, then again in May.
15: Number of SWAT-team officers—plus three helicopters—dispatched to Bruce and Kris Jenner's home in January.
2: Number of lingerie-clad women found with Corey Feldman during a 2 a.m. swatting incident in September.
10K: Dollar amount of the penalty (along with up to a year in jail) faced by convicted swatters or their parents under a new California law, which takes effect on January 1.
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