The last few days have been hellish for Sony PlayStation employees. Not only was their network hit by a spate of cyber attacks, which resulted in a break in service, Sony Entertainment Online president John Smedley's plane was issued with a bomb threat.
The same Twitter account that claimed responsibility for the online attacks of Blizzard’s top games, including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and Hearthstone, posted that Smedley's plane was carrying explosives.
Smedley's plane was subsequently diverted to Phoenix, instead of San Diego because of the Twitter messages.
Yes. My plane was diverted. Not going to discuss more than that. Justice will find these guys.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
A group of hackers called Lizard Squad has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it hasn't been officially verified yet. Sony initially posted that its engineers are working on a fix for their 12.3 million account holders, and as of yesterday service has been restored.
Update: PlayStation Network and Sony Entertainment Network are back online, thanks for your patience and support: http://t.co/gSTUZbr6Wk— PlayStation (@PlayStation) August 25, 2014
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