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Hacking group release second list of N. Korean Web members

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A hacking group released on Saturday its second list of members registered with a North Korean propaganda Web site.

Through its account on Twitter (@YourAnonNewsKR), the group, which calls itself "Anonymous Korea," released the personal information of 6,216 members registered on Uriminzokkiri, a North Korean propaganda Web site.

The information includes users' names, genders, e-mails, birthdays and nationalities. It marked the second time the hacking group released a list of members, after saying earlier this week that they hacked into the Web site.

On Thursday, the group made personal information of 9,001 accounts registered with the Web site available to the public, which included around 2,000 South Korean accounts. A majority of the email accounts, about 4,000, were based in China.

The hacker group added that all the information of members registered on Uriminzokkiri had been released. Uriminzokkiri is the official Web site of a North Korean reunification organ, which literally means "with our ethnic."

The hackers said they had attacked North Korean Web sites such as www.korea-dpr.com, www.airkoryo.com.kp, www.naenara.com.kp and www.friend.com.kp.

Meanwhile, South Korean prosecutors said having membership with the North Korean Web site does not immediately constitute a violation of the National Security Law, which prohibits South Koreans from extolling or spreading political ideologies and the ruling Kim family of the enemy state.

The prosecutors said they would have to look into whether the e-mail account owners conducted any anti-state activities or not before deciding on any legal steps.

[Yonhap]

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