The article's so thin on technical details as to be USELESS in determining what was done...
"The people that had hacked into the account were requesting that he provide them some gaming information," said Lt. Mike Beavers of the Oviedo Police Department.
When the teen refused, the hackers sent fake online messages to police reporting a hoax crime, said authorities.
Magical words "hacked" (emphasis mine)... and everyone thinks "oh noes... hackers got us again!"
To me, on what little technical information is given, sounds like a variation of the old VOIP 911
calls prepubescent teens used to inflict on each other because they "read it up on the internet and
thought it'd be funny to perpetrate on someone."