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[Update] Playstation Network Down Due To DDoS Attack


Steve Bitto

[update]

 

According to Kotaku, the hacker group "Lizard Squad" has now made bomb threats to John Smedley's airplane. Smedley is the President of Sony Online Entertainment and tweeted earlier that his flight was being diverted to Phoenix for security reasons. The FBI is currently investigating the American Airlines flight in question.

 

[Original Story]

 

The Playstation Network has been taken offline due to a DDoS attack perpetrated by the hacker group "Lizard Squad." Other companies like Blizzard and Riot Games have been affected by the attack as well.

 

Sid Shuman of the Playstation Blog assured fans in a blog post saying that despite the interruption of service, "no personal information has been accessed." This of course in response to concerns that the siege was similar to the PSN attack of 2011 where personal information of users was obtained by hackers.

 

The PSN was scheduled for maintenance downtime tomorrow, August 25 and it is unclear if that will continue as planned or if it will be postponed.

 

Stay tuned to Game Podunk for further updates.

 

Source: Forbes, PS Blog

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