Hackers who implicated themselves in this weekend's PlayStation Network outage
have apparently stepped up their attacks on Sony with a casual bomb threat made over Twitter
that may have diverted a plane carrying SOE
president John Smedley
. In addition to tweeting several mocking threats about the flight
as well as an image purporting to be Smed's e-ticket, the hacker account sent this message to American Airlines:
.@AmericanAir We have been receiving reports that @j_smedley's plane #362 from DFW to SAN has explosives on-board, please look into this.
Smed tweeted earlier today that his plane had been rerouted to Phoenix over "security reasons
." Local news stations
report that the FBI is investigating the threats.