Hackers: We've exposed data of 13,000 gamers

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A group of hackers who may have had a hand in taking both Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox offline on Christmas day appear to have released a repository containing 13,000 user passwords and credit cards.

In a tweet dated December 26, a Twitter feed belonging to "AnonymousGlobo" posted a URL that was said to contain the personal data of approximately 13,000 users. The group claimed to have released the information "for the Lulz" -Internet slang for humor or laughs.

In addition, Anonymous claimed to have leaked a host of games, as well as a download version of "The Interview," Sony's controversial buddy comedy that has sparked a global firestorm.

On Christmas day, thousands of gamers took to social media to complain about service problems. Sony and Microsoft neither confirmed nor denied that their gaming system had been hacked. However, the companies issued service warnings that only affirmed users were having network issues.

On Sunday, Sony and Microsoft did not immediately return a request for comment.

An obscure hacker group calling itself Lizard Squad has been claiming responsibility for both attacks on Twitter.

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