Notorious hacktivist group Anonymous hacked North Korean websites for the second time. The group shut down Uriminzokkiri.com again as they did previously. Earlier this month, the group also hacked into the website’s Twitter account where they left the message, “more of North Korean websites are in our hand. They will be brought down.”
Other North Korean websites that were hacked into include minjok.com, paekdu-hanna.com, and jajusasang.com. Anonymous also posted some very unflattering and doctored images of the country’s leader Kim Jong-un. At press time, all websites are still down except the last one, which is back up and functioning.
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Previous tweets from earlier this month also included condemning posts and criticisms on Jong-un’s political policies. Some of the notable comments included making notes on his “threatening world peace with ICBMs and nuclear weapons” and “wasting money while his people starve.”
Anonymous also hacked into the website’s Flickr accounts although the page currently says the user is no longer active. Despite of the hacktivists persistence, North Korea has no plans to listen to Anonymous’ pleas.
Just last week, the hacktivist group forewarned their second wave of virtual attacks. They tweeted, “OpNorthKorea is still to come. Another round of attack on N. Korea will begin soon.”
Anonymous has been in the news for a while now as they use the internet and hacking tricks to make certain points. Unfortunately, their most recent virtual attacks will likely fuel more tension and make them look bad. Perhaps it’s time for Anonymous to find a new direction that doesn’t necessarily involve illegal activities.
In a previous post on Pastebin, the hacktivist group gave their reasons for their hacking activities. They want Kim Jong-un to resign from his leadership position, North Korea to establish a democracy system, and free internet for all the country’s citizens.