'Threatening world peace with ICBMs and Nuclear weapons/Wasting money while his people starve to death.'
This was the text written underneath the mocked-up ‘Wanted’ poster of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in which he has been portrayed as a pig by the hackers on country’s official flickr page.
The hacker group known as, Anonymous, has previously issued quite a few warnings since the country's threats have increased. Now, North Korea’s Uriminzokkiri Twitter and flickr account has apparently been hacked as tensions in the Korean Peninsula continued to mount.
Both the accounts discontinued posting usual content such as photos of North’s leader Kim Jong-Un meeting with military officials. They posted a picture showing Kim’s face with a pig-like nose and a drawing of Mickey Mouse on his chest. The poster also offered a $1million bounty placed on the Korean leader
North Korea’s Twitter account also tweeted the following:
Screen shot: Twitter
The hackers have demanded Kim Jong-un to step down as part of action called "Operation Free Korea," and have also claimed to have access to 15,000 usernames and passwords from a university database.
They also demand for uncensored internet access for the North Koreans, which is currently available to only few selected ones and that too offer those few selected websites that are government-run.
The group has previously been blamed for a number of cyber-attacks on government websites across the world including United States, Israel and Syria.
For those who are unaware of the hactivitist group, Wikipedia describes Anonymous as:
‘a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain.It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations.It also opposes Scientology, government corruption and homophobia. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylised Guy Fawkes masks.’
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