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Sony Playstation Getting Hacked And Attacked

The latest on the bizarre turn of events

Anne Parsons
Sony Playstation Getting Hacked And Attacked

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.

 

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.

 

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