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August 25, 2014

Overnight News – PSN and Xbox hit by cyber attacks, John Smedley victim of bomb threat


So overnight has seen some crazy news articles as you can see with the title of this post. So to start things off PSN has been attacked by a group of hackers known as Lizard Squad. PSN users are not alone tho as they also attacked Xbox live briefly. The attacks have seen both consoles experiencing trouble with online gameplay.

The craziness did not stop there tho as the group also issued a bomb threat to a plane carrying John Smedley (Sony Online Entertainment president). The Tweet the group sent is below but they also attached a picture of an eTicket for the flight.

@AmericanAir We have been receiving reports that @j_smedley’s plane #362 from DFW to SAN has explosives on-board, please look into this.

The threat caused the flight to be diverted and Im pretty sure that Lizard Squad will now be on a few peoples most wanted lists.

The services are slowly getting back to normal now as engineers work around the clock.

So overall its been a very interesting night while us in the UK where asleep.

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