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North Korea's social media accounts 'hacked'

Published: 3:51PM Friday April 05, 2013 Source: ONE News

  • North Korea's social media accounts appear to have been hacked. (Source: Twitter)
    North Korea's social media accounts appear to have been hacked. - Source: Twitter

It appears Anonymous has followed through on a promised hack of North Korean websites by taking control of the North Korea government Uriminzokkiri's website, Twitter account and Flickr page.

A message was posted from the nation's official Twitter account on Thursday, simply saying "hacked".

A link was provided with the tweet which led to an internet page with North Korea's flag and a Guy Fawkes-style mask - synonymous with the Anonymous hacking movement.

One tweet said "Tango Down" and was accompanied by a link to North Korea's Flickr page.

On North Korea's Flickr account a "wanted" poster with an image showing Kim with a pig's ears and nose was posted on Thursday.

The poster says Kim Jong-Un is "threatening world peace with ICBMs and nuclear weapons".

Another image read: "We are Anonymous."

The hacking comes as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes on the United States.

In a note purporting to come from Anonymous posted online, the hackers claim they had access to 15,000 usernames and passwords for, local intranet, mail servers and website systems.

"First we gonna wipe your data, then we gonna wipe your badass dictatorship 'government'," the note read.

It is not clear if the group has the data it claims.

The comments saying "hacked" with links remain on the Twitter account today.