Anonymous hacks North Korea’s Twitter page

4 Apr 2013

Hacker group Anonymous has declared its own war against North Korea by hacking in and seizing control of the country’s Twitter and Flickr accounts.

The hackers hacked into the Uriminozokkiri accounts and uploaded an image of a couple wearing Anonymous masks emblazoned with the words ‘Tango Down’.

Anonymous claims to have extracted 15,000 user names and passwords from the site.

The group says the purpose of the attack is to target oppressive and violent regimes and it wants to see uncensored internet access become a reality in the communist country.

It is also calling for an end to North Korea’s nuclear programme as well as the resignation of North Korea’s president Kim Jong-un.

tango down

Below: excerpt from Anonymous statement


John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years