Anonymous takes responsibility for Xbox Live attacks, another group surfaces

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

  • Anon

    To you gamers who are affected. This is how a failure of an “always online” service will become a problem. This is just a small example. Make sure you refuse the premise of “always online” if you wish to keep a free, lawful, and rightful online experience.

    • ulzen

      To hell with you.

      • Unknown

        so you’re ok with always online then?

    • Jason

      GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU PATHETIC LITTLE NO-LIFE SHIT! YOU ARE ALWAYS ONLINE AREN’T YOU? GTFO OF LIFE!

      • kaybee

        fuck you you prick i have a 360 and ps3 next gen it will just be ps4 fuck xbox and there always online, fuck paying for xbox live i pay £40 a yr for what exactly? secuirity should be top notch for that price. and fuck you for seeming such a prick

  • http://www.ripten.com/ Chad Lakkis

    This was not an attack by Anonymous. The twitter account referenced here is not linked to Anonymous. It’s a troll with roughly one thousand followers. The legitimately linked twitter account to Anonymous has nearly one million followers and they clearly state they had nothing to do with this. Beyond that there is no proof that this is anything more than an outage.

    • N4G=Schmucks

      Yep, This also exposes N4G as the pathetic PauperStation fansite that it really is. GFY $0ny N4Gtards!

  • http://www.ripten.com/ Chad Lakkis

    This was not an attack by Anonymous. The twitter account referenced here is not linked to Anonymous. It’s a troll with roughly one thousand followers. The legitimately linked twitter account to Anonymous (https://twitter.com/YourAnonNews) has nearly one million followers and they clearly state they had nothing to do with this. Beyond that there is no proof that this is anything more than an outage.

  • XBLA

    They are laughing at people for blaming them for LIVE outage, so get your facts right next time before posting bullshit.

  • Anon

    you fucking moron editors… do you know who’s ip is 127.0.0.1 that he posted? it’s your OWN damn fuckin ip you fuckin geniuses

  • Anonymous Has NO INVOLVEMENT

    Once again, this is not the work of the real ANON.
    Anonymous Jaye is just a parody account, but there is a DDOS attack (not a security breech like PSN) going on but it seems MS has many things under control, because only the US seems to be affected by it.

    • uareanigger

      WTF N iGGER
      The world is affected you dumb nut

  • adr

    Nice! I just got an Xbox Live card code for FREE! :D

    -moderated