One day after hacktivist collective Anonymous claimed to have stolen 15,000 membership records from the “semi-official” North Korea government outlet uriminzokkiri.com, the country’s official Flickr and Twitter accounts have also been hacked. So far, the @uriminzokkiri account has tweeted five times to signal that several North Korean websites, including ryomyong.com and uriminzokkiri.com” had been hacked.
The country’s Flickr page was also hacked and defaced, loaded with images of Guy Fawkes masks and Kim Jong Un photoshopped into a pig with the word “WANTED” above him.
#OpNorthKorea seeks to help usher the North Korean people on a “journey to freedom, democracy and peace” by hacking into and defacing its government’s online properties. A second press release published to Pastebin claims that Anonymous has sources inside the North Korean intranet:
We have a few guys on the ground who managed to bring th 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.
Of course, because this is Anonymous, the group plans to inject pictures of cats and porn into North Korea’s network to prove their access, because “North Korean citizens wanna see lulzy kittehs and hawt pr0n too.”