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Post by Dan @ 11:28am 25/08/14 | 5 Comments
An online hacking group that also claimed to be responsible for the recent PlayStation Network outage has reportedly indicated that it was also behind a bomb threat called in to American Airlines that saw flight 362 from Dallas to Phoenix redirected as a result. Polygon reports that Sony Online Entertainment present John Smedley had been on board and is the presumed target of the felony prank.
"Something about security and our cargo. Sitting on Tarmac," Smedley tweeted. Polygon has reached out to representatives of Sony Computer Entertainment America, SOE and the Phoenix office of the FBI for additional comment.

An American Airlines spokesperson confirmed to The Arizona Republic that Flight 362 was diverted for security reasons. KPNX-TV also reported the FBI was investigating the threat.

Earlier this afternoon, the hacker group that says it brought down PSN tweeted this threat to American Airlines' account. A tweet while the flight was airborne (and since taken down) also contained a link to this image appearing to show an e-Ticket for Smedley's flight, with a confirmation number, asking Smedley and Sony if this was indeed his flight. The hackers continued to tweet threats about the flight.
Sony has reassured PlayStation Network users that "no personal information has been accessed", but as of the time this article, services have yet to be restored.

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Reverend Evil
Posted 11:30am 25/8/14
Speaking of morons. Some idiots are DDOS'ing Blizzard at the moment. Cant get into the game and their site is running sluggish.
Posted 11:40am 25/8/14
Yeah rev, that'd be them...

And can you PLEASE stop calling them hackers!?

They're script-kiddies. S***** little script kiddies with no life and some brain damage.

If they're hackers, then anyone who downloads software and uses it is a hacker too :P
Posted 12:01pm 25/8/14
Yeah Kokatu reported

Blizzard, Sony Online & League of Legends were all affected by this.
Posted 12:06pm 25/8/14
moar like doing you a favour rev.
Posted 01:03pm 25/8/14
We grew out of ddos'n s*** years ago, back in the golden IRC days. Just goes to show that Internet commonsense is actually receding.

Agreed with Wirl, these people are skiddies. Another Topiary-style arrest in the making.
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