Hackers take responsibility for diverting San Diego-bound flight

SAN DIEGO - Sony says its PlayStation Network service for video games was unusable from Sunday until Monday afternoon after being flooded by an online attack.
 
Sony Computer Entertainment spokesman Satoshi Nakajima said Monday the problems are fixed.  

Separately, he said an American Airlines Flight 362 carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley from Dallas to San Diego was diverted to Phoenix about the same time as the attack.

10News spoke to Smedley just after he landed in San Diego, but he wouldn’t elaborate on the situation.

“Can’t really comment, sorry,” he said.

An individual or group called Lizard Squad claimed through a Twitter account there might be explosives on the plane. The account also claimed responsibility for the attack on PlayStation Network.

There was about a three-hour delay before the flight, carrying 185 passengers, departed Phoenix.
 
Sony's network was compromised for about a month in 2011, including the personal data of 77 million accounts.
 
Sony says there was no breach of personal information in the latest incident.

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