Sony Exec's Flight Diverted After Hacker Group Claims Explosives On Board
An American Airlines flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley was diverted to Phoenix on Sunday after a tweet claimed there were explosives on the plane, according to reports and tweets about the incident.
The below tweet was sent by an account claiming to belong to the hacker group Lizard Squad.
Yes. My plane was diverted. Not going to discuss more than that. Justice will find these guys.— John Smedley (@j_smedley) August 24, 2014
Lizard Squad's Twitter account also claimed responsibility for an attack this weekend on Sony's PlayStation Network. The network was unusable from Sunday morning until early Monday morning after an online attack. Sony said in a blog post that the incident was a distributed denial of service attack. The company added there was "no evidence of any unauthorized access to users' personal information."