An American Airlines flight on its way from Dallas to San Diego Sunday landed safely at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport “due to a security related issue,” has reported. On board was John Smedley, president of Sony Online Entertainment. “This incident follows a prolonged PlayStation Network outage that Sony has blamed on a DDOS attack,” reports gaming site Kotaku.

The “security threat” seems to have been issued by a Twitter account called @LizardSquad, which has been hounding Smedley.

Further confusing matters, “Lizard Squad” also claimed to have “planted the ISIS flag” on Sony’s servers.

Oh, and “Lizard Squad” also claimed to have been taken over by Anonymous.

Gamers were not impressed.


A final word from John Smedley: