Anonymous Threaten To Take Down Xbox LIVE Servers


Anonymous, the global-collective hacking group has threatened to hit servers, including Xbox LIVE over the FBI take-down of MegaUpload.

Having already taken down websites that include those of the US Department of Justice and Universal Music Group, demands are now being made that if MegaUpload is not restored within 72 hours – The UN, Xbox Live, US Bank, Capital One, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube will be struck down.

Megaupload is an online Hong Kong–based company that was established in 2005 offering a one-click hosting service that was riddled with online piracy, a fault of its users and not the service provider. The site was shut down without due process by the U.S. Justice Department on January 19th, 2012 during an investigation into alleged copyright infringement. It’s worth noting that this has nothing to do with SOPA or PIPA which is a comletely separate issue.

MegaUpload says they’re going to fight back, as quoted by their lawyer Ira Rothken:

The company is looking at its legal options for getting back its servers and its domain and getting its servers back up online. Megaupload will vigorously defend itself. It is really offensive to say that just because people can upload bad things, therefore Megaupload is automatically responsible.

Anonymous have kick started a campaign dubbed #OpMegaUpload to get the service restored with retaliation attacks set to take place over the new few days. If you sign into Xbox LIVE and it’s not available – you know why !!

We are unaware of how Microsoft are dealing with the threat.




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We Are Legion


While you're still out here with a remarkably hard, gangbanger attitude for some reason.


Maybe they can put you in with the paedophiles : )

I guess not enough people voted to take down LIVE, and why would they its just a gaming service not some corrupt government agenda .

It seems they have nothing better and productive  to do.

I can't believe people actually buy into this stuff. Just like the 2012 gimmick, it's NOT going to happen. This is the internet, we should know better.

I don't think it could actually happen - maybe our personal details could be jeopardised only if they had access, but I have a lot of confidence in Microsoft to have plans in place for potential threats like this (hopefully!)

Me being the guy that is pretty clueless to this sort of thing why would they target Microsoft ?? I mean did Microsoft have a hand in the shutting down of this "MegaUpLoad"site???

Its Wednesday and Im still on LIVE - odd

Wait, the US military is protecting the internet? When was this established? And why wasn't someone as important as ME notified?!

I wouldn't under estimate Anon they can pretty much cause havoc if they really wanted to with the backing.

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