” North Korea’s official Twitter and Flickr accounts have been hacked and two of its main websites defaced, in hacker group Anonymous’s latest efforts to disrupt the communist county’s online presence.
Last week, hackers that purported to be part of the ‘hacktivist’ collective claimed to have swiped 15,000 passwords from North Korea’s Uriminzokkiri.com news and information site in response to the North Korean regime and its nuclear weapons program. While that feat remains unclear since the hackers posted details of just six of the accounts that they claimed to have gotten, there is no doubt about the latest efforts.
Here’s a screenshot of the hacked tweets from @uriminzok, which has around 15,000 followers. The first of which was sent at 22:45 PDT on Wednesday.”
“ A Pastebin note from hackers claims that the group has members inside of North Korea who are helping with the efforts against authorities in the country:
We have a few guys on the ground who managed to bring the real internet into the country using a chain of long distance WiFi repeaters with proprietary frequencies, so they’re not jammed (yet). We also have access to some N.K. phone landlines which are connected to Kwangmyong through dial-ups. Last missing peace of puzzle was to interconnect the two networks, which those guys finally managed to do.”
- North Korea’s Twitter and Flickr Accounts Have Been Hacked (gizmodo.com)
- Anonymous Hacks North Korea’s Propaganda Website Uriminzokkiri, Steals 15,000 Passwords (leaksource.wordpress.com)
- Anonymous says hello to North Korea with multiple hacks, sites defaced (freakoutnation.com)
- Just What the Tensions with North Korea Needed: Anonymous! (betabeat.com)
- Hacking of North Korea’s Twitter and Flickr accounts includes pic of Kim Jong Un with a snout (twitchy.com)
- Anonymous hacks North Korea’s Twitter page (siliconrepublic.com)