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Sony Denies Report of Canceled Shoots Because It Can't Process Payments; More Hacked Data Released: 'We Are Preparing for You a Christmas Gift


"The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state.”

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The latest episode in the Sony hacking saga is a claim Saturday from the Times of London that movie shoots have been canceled because the entertainment giant can't process payments as a result of a crippled computer network — a claim the studio denied, according to USA Today.

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"Production of Sony projects remain in motion," Robert Lawson, a spokesperson for Sony Pictures, said. 

Meanwhile the so-called Guardians of Peace released more hacked data Saturday from Sony's computer files — and issued another warning, The Wrap reported.

“We are preparing for you a Christmas gift,” the message reads, according to The Wrap. “The gift will be larger quantities of data. And it will be more interesting. The gift will surely give you much more pleasure and put Sony Pictures into the worst state.”

More from The Wrap:

Recode obtained the files, but had not yet identified all its contents. Some of the files appear to be related to Grouper, a streaming site Sony acquired and then renamed Crackle, while another folder is labeled “junderwood,” which Recode believes to be in reference to Jim Underwood, a former Sony executive who now works at Facebook.

FBI Director James Comey said investigators haven't yet determined who was responsible for the massive cyberattack, which disrupted the movie studio's computer system and spewed online personal information about Sony employees as well as sensitive emails.

Some have speculated that North Korea was behind the attacks in retaliation for the upcoming movie "The Interview," a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco which depicts an assassination attempt on that country's leader, Kim Jong Un.

North Korea recently released a statement denying responsibility but also harshly condemning the movie.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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