Infamous hacking group Anonymous has apparently launched a YouTube video directed at Lizard Squad, the group claiming to be behind a series of DDoS attacks on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live.
Both Sony’s and Microsoft’s online services were disrupted again last night, with Lizard Squad claiming to be behind the attacks.
In the video, a masked man demands that Lizard Squad stops attacking gaming communities otherwise Anonymous will come after them.
"You have made countless threats against Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. You have taken down their servers with relentless Distributed-Denial-of-Service attacks," says the man.
"If you continue to attempt to attack the gaming communities we will take action against you. What you are doing is wrong. You are taking away the fun and enjoyment of children as well as adults. You have no real reason for taking down their servers. Your only goal is to see how far you get without getting caught. Quit while you’re ahead because the FBI is watching you and they will find you and Anonymous will help and support them. You said your next attack on Christmas Day. We will stop at nothing to ensure that you never attack the gaming communities again. You have been warned. We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Lizard Squad expect us."
The video could, of course, be a hoax or a parody and not issued by Anonymous at all. Note: The video isn’t hosted on the official Anonymous YouTube page.
The recent attacks on PSN and Xbox Live follow a more serious attack on Sony Pictures in November which saw data, including full-length movies and personal details of over 7,000 employees, stolen and placed on file-sharing websites. The FBI is investigating.
Update – 2.35pm GMT: We believe the video to be fake and not issued by Anonymous…apparently.