PlayStation network hacked

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A group of hackers are claiming responsibility for a Sunday night hack that impacted the Sony PlayStation network.

Hackers calling themselves, “Lizard Squad”, reportedly took down networks for “World of Warcraft”, “League of Legends” and other multi-player games.

Those services allow millions of gamers to play together over the internet.

The targeted companies say hackers used a distributed denial of service attack to overwhelm the networks with web traffic.

On its twitter account, Sony said late Sunday night most of its services were restored.

In a related twist, the hackers also claim they made threats against an American Airlines flight with a Sony executive on board.

That flight was diverted to Phoenix as a precaution.