clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Sony Online President's Plane Diverted by Hacker Bomb Threat

An American Airlines flight bound for San Diego was diverted to Phoenix Sunday after a threat against one of its passengers, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, was posted on Twitter. Earlier in the day, a denial of service attack brought down the PlayStation Network, Sony’s online games network, and the hacker group claiming responsibility also claimed that Smedley’s flight had a bomb aboard. Following the diversion, Smedley has since tweeted that “all is well,” but declined to discuss the incident further.

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

Sign up for the newsletter Today, Explained

Understand the world with a daily explainer plus the most compelling stories of the day.