SOE President's Flight Diverted After Bomb Scare

John Smedley's flight to San Diego was diverted after a hacker group raised a false red flag on Twitter.

Many Sony Online Entertainment players experienced downtime this weekend when both PSN and SOE were targeted in a DDOS attack. President John Smedley was vocal on Twitter Sunday, keeping everyone up-to-date with the status of server restoration.

The hacker group that initiated the DDOS took things one step further later on Sunday – tweeting out a false alarm to American Airlines, claiming that the flight Smedley was returning to San Diego on had "explosives on board."

The flight was quickly diverted to Phoenix where it was searched by the FBI; no explosives were found.

No humor is to be found by anyone in this sick joke, least of all from John Smedley:

NBC News covered the story after the flight landed; you can watch the autoplaying video here. As for the status of SOE's games, services are restored, EverQuest has a scheduled game update for Monday, August 25th and the EverQuest II double XP event is extended to 11:59pm PT Monday.


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# Aug 25 2014 at 5:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Wow. I hope your neckbeards are full of joy. By the way, girls still don't like you.
After 16 years, I'm not listing every friggin character.
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