[Update #2] Hacker Threats Divert Plane Flight With Sony Boss On Board



Update #2: Smedley has tweeted that everything is okay but won’t go into anymore details:




Update: In response to Game Informer’s inquires about the situation, a Sony representative had stated:

“The FBI is currently handling the situation at this time. We have no further comment”

Good, we’ll keep you posted.

Original Story as follows:

The group of hackers known as @LizardSquad — who claims to be behind the DDoS attacks on PSN and others, seems to have targeted  Sony Online President John Smedley as well. The group supposedly called in a bomb threat to flight American Airlines #362, causing it to divert. Smedley was on said flight.


According to Smedley’s tweet earlier this morning the flight was originally scheduled from Dallas to San Diego but it has been diverted to Phoenix for “security reasons.”



You can view the flight path here.


He isn’t the only one to have tweeted about the situation, and LizardSquad took it upon themselves to retweet some of them.




This whole situation is getting out of hand honestly.

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