Hackers claiming to be from Anonymous break into North Korea's Twitter, Flickr accounts
FILE: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) is greeted by soldiers as he inspects Mu Islet Hero Defence Detachment near South Korea's Taeyonphyong Island on March 7, 2013.
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SEOUL, South Korea - Hackers claiming to be from Anonymous, an activist hacker group, broke into North Korea’s government-run Twitter and Flickr accounts Thursday, and they may have hacked more.
The Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out the usual content, such as photos of leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officers. Instead, a picture posted today on the Flicker site shows Kim's face with a pig-like snout. A drawing of Mickey Mouse is on his chest. A caption accuses Kim of threatening world peace and "wasting money while his people starve to death."
Another posting says "We are Anonymous" in white letters against a black background. Anonymous is the name of a hacker activist group.
Tweets on the North's Twitter account said "Hacked," followed by a link to North Korea-related websites.
North Korea's Twitter account has more than 13,000 followers. The North uses social media to praise its system and leaders.
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