As we all know, North Korea isn’t exactly the land of the free, which is probably what warranted the latest attack from hacker group Anonymous. In a move that seems to be a very clear declaration of cyber war, Anonymous have issued a formal threat to cripple North Korea’s internet beginning with the capture of 15,000 North Korean government employee usernames and passwords, followed by a takeover of the country’s official Twitter handle.
Here is the message to North Korea and its leader from Anonymous:
Hello, citizens of the world.
We are Anonymous
North Korean government is increasingly becoming a threat to peace and freedom.
Don’t misunderstand us: As well we disagree with the USA government too – these guys are crooks,
USA is a threat to world peace too, and direct democracy (or any kind of democracy) doesn’t exist
there. The American government is a target and enemy of Anonymous as well!
This is not about country vs country – This is about we, the people, the 99% (of USA and of North
Korea) vs oppressing and violent regimes (like USA gov. and N.K. gov)!
We, the people, are gathering together because we are stronger now and we won’t fight your wars
anymore, we won’t eat your shit anymore!!!
– N.K. government to stop making nukes and nuke-threats
– Kim Jong-un to resign
– it’s time to install a free direct democracy in North Korea
– uncensored internet access for all the citizens!
To Kim Jong-un:
So you feel the need to create large nukes and threaten half the world with them?
So you’re into demonstrations of power?, here is ours:
– We are inside your local intranets (Kwangmyong and others)
– We are inside your mailservers
– We are inside your webservers
Enjoy these few records as a proof of our access to your systems (random innocent citizens, collateral
damage, because they were stupid enough to choose idiot passwords), we got all over 15k membership
records of www.uriminzokkiri.com and many more. First we gonna wipe your data, then we gonna wipe your
badass dictatorship “government”.
To the citizens of North Korea we suggest to rise up and bring these motherfuckers of a oppressive
We are holding your back and your hand, while you take the journey to freedom, democracy and peace.
You are not alone.
Don’t fear us, we are not terrorist, we are the good guys from the internet. AnonKorea and all the
other Anons are here to set you free.
We are Anonymous
We are Legion
We do not forgive
We do not forget
After the accounts were hacked and stolen, Anonymous went on to hack North Korea’s official Twitter account, @uriminzok, posting a few tweets along with awesome pictures of the North Korean leader like the one featured above,which probably didn’t do much for the general happiness of the already crazy Kim Jong-un. I’m all for freedom but surely this is going to make the decision to blow stuff up with inter-continental nukes a whole lot easier for the North Korean leader?