Plane carrying Sony executive forced to land after Lizard Squad claim bomb threat

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A plane carrying Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley has been forced to divert and land ahead of schedule after a hacker group used Twitter to claim it had explosives on board.

The hacker group, known as Lizard Squad, had taken to Twitter to gloat about a successful denial of service-style attack on the Sony PlayStation Network over the weekend. The group taunted Sony, gamers and the FBI with a number of claims including that they were attacking Sony for their corporate greed, and that the hacker group was somehow associated with terrorist organisations.

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