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Sony executive's flight cut short by Twitter threat; network attacked
Sony executive's flight cut short by Twitter threat; network attacked

There was no rest for Sony Sunday as the Japanese company dealt with a bomb threat on a flight carrying one of its top executives and with a cyber attack that knocked its PlayStation Network offline for several hours. Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley was aboard an American Airlines flight from Dallas to San Diego when a threatening tweet was posted by an account called Lizard Squad that claimed explosives had been planted on the plane. ".@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 tweet said. The plane was diverted to Phoenix. The FBI investigated but...

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