Sony suffer DDoS attack and threat forces executives’ flight to make unscheduled landing

Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) was down for the majority of Sunday because of a cyber attack aimed at its online gaming services.

The attack was a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) and no personal information was accessed.

In a blog, Sony said: “The networks were taken offline due to a distributed denial of service attack. We have seen no evidence of any intrusion to the network and no evidence of any unauthorised access to users’ personal information.”

PSN is now back online.

The drama didn’t end there: Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley’s  plane was forced to divert when the hacking group claiming responsibility for the cyber attacks tweeted that there was a bomb on board.

Smedley tweeted shortly afterwards: “Yes, my plane was diverted. Not going to discuss more than that. Justice will find these guys.”

The FBI is now investigating.

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  1. Soteria 28th October 2014