Group ties take-down of Sony game network to U.S. bombing in Iraq
By Miriam Raftery
August 24, 2014 (San Diego)—American Airlines diverted its flight 362 from Dallas to San Diego, landing in Phoenix after a group claiming ties to the terrorist group ISIS tweeted a threat stating explosives were on board.
The tweet from the group calling itself Lizard Squad referenced Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley, who was on board. Earlier today, Lizard Squad hackers reportedly took down Sony Playstation’s network after tweeting that the group had planted the ISIS flag on Sony’s servers.
The tweet was sent with the hashtag #ISIS #jihad.