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SOE President's Plane Diverted After Possible Bomb Threat

Posted Aug 24, 2014 by Neilie Johnson

SOE President's Plane Diverted After Possible Bomb Threat

Sony Online Entertainment had a scare today when an American Airlines plane carrying president John Smedley was diverted from its original destination to Phoenix for security reasons. Lizard Squad, a group of hackers who have claimed responsibility for disrupting PSN and services, appear to claim responsibility for this incident.

Smedley himself tweeted during the diversion:

"Awesome. Flight diverted to Phoenix for security reasons. Something about security and our cargo. Sitting on Tarmac."

The flight landed safely in Phoenix and its cargo is being inspected.

Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson / Neilie Johnson is a freelance contributor to She's been writing about games since 2005, developing games since 2002, and playing them since the dawn of time. OK not really, but she's pretty sure she's got controllers older than you. Witness her game-related OCD on Twitter @bmunchausen.

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