Anonymous has attacked Xbox Live, and has also released a nifty little video.
Meanwhile Microsoft has issued a statement on their website stating that they are aware of the issues and are working hard to rectify it. Users are reporting that they are unable to sign in to the service.
This may be a wide scale DDOS attack against the service, since users are reporting that they are unable to sign in, or send text or voice messages. Some people are also unable to play offline, because their saves are synced with cloud.
Update: Another hacker has said it’s a massive botnet attack. Anonymous has denied any involvement.
Original: Anonymous has claimed they are targeting the service.
Take the below info with a massive grain of salt, since it’s still a rumour.
This could be related to the always-online rumour that has been reported by various sites. It is something that is termed as anti-consumer and this attack could be in retaliation to that.
I think we’re seeing the repercussions of that now. Microsoft seems to have fixed the sign-in issues, but the service is still sluggish so it still may be under attack.
This also happened on a Double XP weekend for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 so can be sure that plenty of Xbox Live members will be upset with intermittent service outages.
Source – Twitter