North Korean sites, social media hacked
MANILA, Philippines - Anonymous appears to have taken control of North Korea's official Twitter and Flickr accounts, in addition to defacing some of the country's main websites.
As of 4:30 pm Thursday, April 4, Philippine time, @Uriminzok, North Korea's Twitter account, looked to still be in the hands of hackers reportedly making up part of the Anonymous hacktivist group.
The North Korean Flickr account also had new pictures uploaded to it, pointing to Anonymous intervention around the same time.
The Next Web adds that North Korean websites Ryomyong.com and Aindf.com were also defaced to show images lampooning Kim Jong-Un, though Ryomong.com was inaccessible as of this writing.
A note posted on Pastebin also puts forth a claim that the hacking group has members "on the ground who managed to bring the real internet into the country using a chain of long distance WiFi repeaters with proprietary frequencies, so they're not jammed (yet)." According to the post, while the connectivity is problematic, the current intent appears to be showing they can actually maintain the intrusions and their access by "injecting" images of kittens and pornography into the network.
Whether Anonymous does have the kind of access it claims is suspect, as many North Korean websites are run out of China, which, if hacked, would not necessarily need direct support from within North Korea. - Rappler.com