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Xbox Live servers knocked down offline since yesterday; Anonymous claims responsibility
Since yesterday gamers have been reporting problems with playing Call of Duty : Advance Warfare Havoc DLC on Xbox Live and many confirmed that they could only log in intermittently. While Xbox Live for Xbox One is completely unreachable. Xbox One users cannot sign into Xbox Live, causing them to be unable to play multiplayer games, watch YouTube or Netflix, or many other features of the system.
Many of the users have taken to Facebook and Twitter to vent their fury about the unavailability of Xbox Live service. Microsoft on its part has issued a statement which reads
“Xbox members, are you having difficulties signing in to Xbox Live? We’re working to get this cleared up as soon as possible! Thanks for staying patient in the meantime. Check back in in a half hour for an update on this issue.”
Attack of the Fanboy says that the Xbox Live started facing problems with login at around 5pm ET, with both Xbox 360 and Xbox One down. Since then the Xbox 360 seems to have improved, but Xbox One is still having issues.
A Twitter Account belonging to an Anonymous hacktivist member group has claimed that it was responsible for the attack and as of now owned 80% of Xbox Live servers. The Twitter handle @occupythemob tweeted alleged in support of hashtag #BlackLivesMatter,
Anonymous now controls 80% of Xbox live servers because #BlackLivesMatter. #xboxlivedown
— Anonymous (@AnonyMobLive) January 29, 2015
Other than the above statement, Microsoft has not given any official reason has been given for the current outage. Xbox Live was previously knocked out of service during the Christmas holidays by the infamous hacker group, Lizard Squad.