Sony Hacked - Again

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) -- Once again, someone has been messing with the Sony PlayStation Network. And this time the infiltrators have even disrupted the travel plans of a top company official.

The hacker or hackers went on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane. That forced the airline to cut short the Sony executive's flight on Sunday and bring the plane down for an unplanned landing in Phoenix.

A Twitter account called Lizard Squad tweeted to American Airlines that there might be explosives on the plane carrying John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, which makes video games. The same account also claimed responsibility for the PlayStation Network outage.

The TSA says the FBI is investigating the tweet that hinted at a threat to the flight. Meanwhile, a Sony spokesman says the PlayStation Network's online services were unavailable from Sunday through Monday afternoon Tokyo time.

Sony says no personal information was stolen in the incident.

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