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Anonymous Claims the Hacking of North Korea's Twitter

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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Hackers broke into two of North Korea's state run websites Thursday, amid a great deal of tension that has been brewing on the Korean peninsula since the U.S. began annual military training with South Korea.

Content posted to the Uriminzokkiri Twitter and Flickr accounts have changed dramatically. It posted a picture to Flickr that appears to be Kim Jong Un with a pig’s snout and a Mickey Mouse drawn on his exposed belly. The text below the picture says, "Threatening world peace with ICBMs and Nuclear weapons/Wasting money while his people starve to death."

The accounts may have been hacked by activist group Anonymous; another posting reads “We Are Anonymous.” A statement, allegedly from the hackers, circulating online claims the incident compromised 15,000 user records online, many hosted on Uriminzokkiri.com. North Korea’s official website was down on Thursday.

The North’s ultra pro-government Twitter account has over 13,000 followers. It was allegedly hacked by a Twitter account calling itself “Anonymous Korea.”

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Sources: Mashable, Huffington Post