(Ping! Zine Tech Magazine) – In recent weeks, the rogue state of North Korea has kept busy issuing nuclear threats against the United States and its allies. And now, the nation may have a hacking problem with some of its websites.
Infamous hacking collective Anonymous reportedly tapped into a number of the country’s web presences including Twitter and Flickr accounts, a BBC report noted.
Also made vulnerable was user data pertaining to a database of a university along with news website Uriminzokkiri.
The incident arrives as part of “Operation Free Korea” in which the group has demanded that dictator Kim Jong-un resign and allow democracy.
Displayed on the hacked Flickr page was a black image simply saying “We are Anonymous.” Meanwhile, another included an edited pig photo of Kim Jong Un characterized as a “Mickey Lover” who was wanted for “Threatening world peace with ICBMs and Nuclear weapons. Wasting money while his people starve to death. Concentration Camps and the worst human rights violation in the world.”
North Korean citizens are noted to have very limited access to the web amid what many believe are persistent human rights abuses from the country’s regime.