Plane With Sony Executive on Board Diverted After Potential Threat on Social Media

Fighter jets scramble to escort the flight carrying the president of Sony Online Entertainment.
2:21 | 08/25/14

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And now to the strange and scary situation on an American airlines flight from Dallas to San Diego when fighter jets were scrambled. All of these part of a threat made on Twitter involving the president of Sony online entertainment. Good morning, David. Reporter: This attack seems to be connected, this cyber attack, on a gaming network with this social media bomb threat against a jet. The question this morning is why. Passengers finally home after their non-stop flight made an emergency stop. There were police everywhere, dogs. Rumors was terrorists. People in the back freaking out. Reporter: The American airlines jet heading from Dallas to San Diego told to land immediately in Phoenix. Emergency 62 will need. 362, clear to land. Reporter: This is the plane, and according to two sources, it was shadowed by two fighter jets as it made the landing. Passenger tweeting pictures from the tarmac. They took us off the plane, and searched the luggage, and gave us the onboard luggage back. Reporter: And scrambling because of this tweet, from a purported hacker group called lizard squad. We have been receiving reports, explosives on flight 362. Mentioning jay Smedley's plane, he was on board. He didn't want to talk -- I don't to want talk. Reporter: He did tweet. Yes, my plane was diverted. Justice will find these guys. There is a process that the airlines use, FBI, law enforcement, tsa use to vet each one of these threats. Reporter: The lizard squad also claiming to take down the Sony play station network over the weekend. They were saying its network was overwhelmed with artificially high traffic, denying service to some users. We asked why they might have been targeted, they didn't answer. And the FBI is investigating this case. The hacker group now says it is targeting the Vatican. All right. Thank you so much. And to Amy for the other top

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