Anonymous Deletes CBS, Universal Sites; is Xbox Live Next?

Anonymous continues to lash out following the seizure of Megaupload and the jailing of its founder, having momentarily deleted both and Xbox Live has been threatened, but is that credible?

Put it this way, if hackers can obliterate corporate presences of that size (even if they are now back up), as well as whack government, motion picture and music publishing sites with a huge DDoS attack, then yes, they possess the motivation and the means to threaten something like Xbox Live. Whether that is actually a target is another question.

Earlier this weekend, a video went out speaking for Anonymous, claiming that web presences for the United Nations, Capital One, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube would be attacked if Megaupload wasn't restored in a 72-hour span. How any of these are directly affiliated with Megaupload's takedown and the arrest of its officers is beyond me. Others have shouted down the video as an empty threat made by wannabes. Indeed, Anonymous' own Twitter feed asks why it would take down three social networks it uses to spread its messages.