Take this one with an extreme grain of salt: a YouTube account named FawkesSecurity has claimed they are behind the recent Xbox Live outage. The video they released can be seen below
There is also word from the twitter account @AnonymousJayne that “A w0rm has now entered the XBox Live database.. causing much dismay, back-door leakage, and endless lulz 😀
#XboxLiveProblems“. Truth be told, I have no idea if any of these groups are responsible for the recent outages. It would seem disingenuous to blame Anonymous as a whole because there is no true “official” Anonymous either. It is a collective of hacktivists that, as far as I know, has no real leader.
The current issues on Xbox Live seem to be minimal as Microsoft seems to have fixed the errors, though the service is still running a bit sluggish as of now. I once again advise everyone to take this with a grain of salt. I like some of things Anonymous does, but this could have easily just been an error at Microsoft that a “branch” of Anonymous is trying to take credit for.