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Sony hit by a massive cyberattack plus a bomb threat

Sony hit by a massive cyberattack plus a bomb threat
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Sony is getting attacked from all angles. First, a hacker group shut down PlayStation's network servers. Then, a group of Internet pranksters ground CEO John Smedley's flight with a fake bomb threat.

A hacker called Famed God is probably the one that carried out the attack on Sony's servers. But, PlayStation gamers don't have to worry quite yet.

The hacker says he only hacked Sony to prove that it doesn't have very good security. Sony was the victim of a major hack in 2011 that exposed users' credit card information, but Famed God says the company hasn't done much to beef up security since them. He used a DD0S attack that overloads target servers with traffic to make services unavailable.

Another group called Lizard Squad made the fake bomb threat. It also tried to take responsibility for the Sony hack but can't prove it.

Lizard Squad

Lizard Squad sent a tweet to American Airlines saying it had information about a bomb on Smedley's flight to San Diego.

It said: "@AmericanAir We have been receiving reports that @j_smedley's plane #362 from DFW to SAN has explosives on-board, please look into this."

The plane then made an emergency stop in Phoenix to check out the false claims.

It doesn't appear that PlayStation users have to worry about the recent attack. But, if the hacker is right about Sony's security, then your information might not be safe from hacking attacks in the future.

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Source: Motherboard
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