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Rough weekend for Sony with PSN DDoS attack and a bomb threat

Xbox Live, Battle.net, Origin and others also hit by DDoS attacks

This weekend has been a pretty rough weekend for Sony especially with PSN being hit with a DDoS attack and a bomb threat reportedly being called in on a flight carrying SOE boss John Smedley.

A group of hackers calling themselves Lizard Squad flooded Sony's servers with traffic causing them to creak under the strain. At the same time they sent a bomb threat to American Airlines over Twitter for a flight that John Smedley was reportedly on.

PSN wasn't Lizard Squad's only target this weekend though. They apparently hit Blizzard's Battle.net service, EA's Origin and Xbox Live as well over the weekend bringing them all down for periods of time over the weekend. Rough weekend for Sony with PSN DDoS attack and a bomb threat

The attacks came ahead of today's planned PSN maintenance which will bring the PS Store and Account Management services offline for around 7 hours later today.

Thanks CraveOnline.

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