Hackers Get SOE President Smedley's Flight Rerouted
Do the people responsible for these things ever grow up?
Over the weekend, Sony confirmed it was the victim of a DDoS (Denial of Service) attack, similar to the one that took down the PlayStation Network back in 2011. No personal information was accessed, but it did hinder the PSN's services.
Then, a bomb threat sent in - by the same hacker group, apparently - rerouted a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. As reported by Polygon, the group in question Tweeted that they've been receiving reports about "explosives on-board the flight." Smedley later confirmed that his flight was being diverted to Phoenix, Arizona:
"Something about the security and our cargo. Sitting on Tarmack."
Let's just say that with such wackjobs out there, I've got no interest in sharing a flight with anyone in Smedley's line of work.
8/24/2014 9:23:35 PM Ben Dutka