North Korean Propaganda Website Hacked, Apparently By Anonymous

North Korean Propaganda Website Hacked, Apparently By Anonymous
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What’s more, Uriminzokkiri’s Twitter currently appears compromised and is tweeting, “Hacked” and “Tango Down” for various other North Korean propaganda sites–as noted by website North Korea Tech. Uriminzokkiri’s Flickr page is now filled with images, including the one above, that seem to indicate others are in control.

The Uriminzokkiri Flickr page also has an image that reads “We Are Anonymous” as well as images depicting the iconic Guy Fawkes mask.

As also noted by website North Korea Tech, the hack was carried out hours after a list of 9,000 registered Uriminzokkiri users was posted online. The list, North Korea Tech adds, contained not only user names, but also their real names, email addresses, dates of birth, and hashed passwords.

Thus, North Korea Tech concludes, if the leaked info, which seemed to include the site’s administrator, was correct, then it would be possible for others to enter and control Uriminzokkiri. That is exactly what seems to be going down.

Uriminzokkiri is based in China, but acts as a Pyongyang mouthpiece. It gained internet notoriety earlier this year after using Call of Duty graphics and The Elder Scrolls music without permission in North Korean propaganda clips. It’s also home to many crude and crappy flash games.

Uriminzokkiri‘s YouTube page, which was hacked in 2011, seems untouched by this latest incident. That is, for now.

Uriminzokkiri, companion websites hacked [North Korea Tech]


  • So who gets the blame if NK goes bat shit over this? Internet police are playing with fire that can cause millions to die

  • If Li’l Kim reacts dangerously and aggressively in any, then it is just another indication that he and his regime are bat shit and should be taken out.

    His people starve while the regime gets food aid and continues to create crappy nukes.

    And that fat bastard doesn’t look like he’s gone a day without 5 meals in his life.

    Even their benefactor, China, has described North Korea as a brat throwing temper tantrums.

  • Smart move…if we can’t attack North Korea first…lets provoke them to attack so the UN sanctions the World vs the North.

  • Sad thing about this is someone will probably have been put up against a wall and shot for not being able to stop this with the pirated unpatched version of apache they’re (NK) running the site on.

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