FBI Investigating Bomb Threat To Airplane On Which Sony Online Entertainment President Was

By Mike Sousa on August 25, 2014, 8:20PM EDT

For those that were paying attention to yesterday's events, all of Sony's PlayStation services, including PlayStation Network and PlayStation Store, were taken offline due to a DDoS attack. A group calling themselves the LizardSquad claimed to be the ones responsible for the attack on Sony servers and on several others, including League of Legends and Path of Exile.

However, this group's actions didn't end with just these attacks. The group used their Twitter account to claim that there were explosives on board American Airlines Flight 362, on which one of the passengers was John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment. The plane ended up being diverted for security reasons.

"Yes. My plane was diverted. Not going to discuss more than that. Justice will find these guys," said Smedley. According to Sony, FBI is currently investigating the groupd behind the threat and all these attacks. "The FBI is currently handling the situation at this time. We have no further comment," said Sony.

Meanwhile, Sony's servers are back online and fully operational since this morning. The maintenance that was scheduled for today has been postponed due to these events. The Xbox Live was also attacked this morning, however it appears that Microsoft managed to handle the situation fast, and the attack was barely noticed. Those that are thinking about their personal information don't need to be afraid, no information has been accessed in any of these attacks.

Do you think this is another warning that companies like Sony and Microsoft need to be more ready for situations like this? Or maybe a better control from the government is needed? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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