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Two men claiming to be from the group told BBC Radio 5 Live they had carried out the attack which disrupted Christmas for families around the world to highlight weaknesses in cyber security.
“[We did it] largely to raise awareness regarding these issues,” one of them said.
A number of forthcoming Sony movies including "Annie", "Mr.
Turner" and "To Write Love On Her Arms" were also leaked.
Some had speculated that the North Korean government may have been motivated to hack Sony in retaliation for the forthcoming comedy film "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate the country's leader, Kim Jong-Un.
The group also leaked around 2.7 gigabytes of new files containing emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal and Sony Pictures Television president Stephen Mosko. But he told the BBC: “We are also doing it to amuse ourselves.” Some security experts believe it is closely allied with Guardians of Peace, the group blamed for the attack on Sony provoking a diplomatic row between North Korea and the USA. Neither Sony nor Microsoft would say what disrupted their networks and experts say it is difficult to trace the source of attacks or confirm claims of responsibility.Signs of trouble emerged earlier this month when someone using a Lizard Squad account on Twitter began threatening to disrupt gaming services on Christmas - and then boasted of causing the outages on Thursday.PS3 isn't the only platform Creat plans on working with, however.The company is already working on games for Xbox Live Arcade and Wii Ware.