XBox and Battle.net networks also targetedBy Darren Pauli, 25 Aug 2014
While distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks hosed not only Playstation Network but also XBox and Battle.net networks, it's emerged that a fake bomb threat also grounded US flight 362, while Sony executive John Smedley was aboard.
A group (@LizardSquad was tweeting threats and invective in the vernacular of the since scuttled LulzSec hacker outfit, laughing as the PlayStation online gaming network went offline.
Online gaming for Xbox Live including the new One and the older 360 consoles was now affected, with connectivity rated as "limited".
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Earlier hackers launched DDoS against Battle.net affecting games including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and League of Legends. Other games including the popular EVE Online game appeared to have been affected.