Group Behind PlayStation Network DDOS Force Flight to Divert After Bomb Scare
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Group Behind PlayStation Network DDOS Force Flight to Divert After Bomb Scare

Lizard Squad, the hacker group which today caused widespread disruption to both PlayStation Network and Battle.net with DDOS attacks, forced the plane carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley to divert after claiming there was a bomb on board. 

The group confirmed that they were behind the attack on their Twitter account:

Sony has confirmed that they are aware of issues with PSN and that they are currently working to fix them.

Several hours after the attack began Lizard Squad then tweeted: 

Smedley has confirmed that he was on the flight.

While it seems likely that the threat was a hoax, nothing could possibly justify a bomb scare on an airplane or anywhere else for that matter.

Personal and financial information has not been compromised by the attack and we'll update you once PlayStation Network services return to normality. PlayStation Network was set for scheduled maintenence tomorrow. 


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Gameranx

Contributor: Gameranx   Posted: Aug 24, 2014 at 4:33pm
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