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Anonymous says it hacked DPRK’s main Web site

Anonymous, a so-called “hacktivist” group that has hacked the North Korea’s propaganda Web site www.uriminzokkiri.com and leaked the info of about 15,000 registered members on the Internet last week, said yesterday they hacked North Korea’s “main government Web site” (www.korea-dpr.com).

On the official Twitter page of Anonymous Korea (@anonymous_kor) where they have informed the public about their cyberattacks on the North, said that it has hacked the Web site and acquired a total of 1,189 pieces of data, including IP addresses of the North’s Web sites and information from its data base.

It posted two links (pastebin.com/mfBMajsG and pastebin.com/7mUm8rts) that show the acquired information.

The text file begins with “North Korea’s Main Gov Site, TANGO DOWN,” meaning the hacking was completed successfully.

On www.pastebin.com, where the international hacking group has leaked the personal information, including user IDs, e-mail addresses and dates of birth, of Uriminzokkiri’s about 15,000 registered members, they also wrote a warning to Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un.

It reads, “ .?.?. we also dislike the impoverishing of your people and the way you easily threaten this world’s peace and sanctity .?.?. You have been warned, this is only just the beginning.”

Anonymous also made fun of the North leader Kim. They changed Kim’s name to “mr kim schlong-un” on pastebin.com when it wrote a warning message, and one Korean hacker (@Anonsj) wrote on his Twitter page, “Does Your missile is size of Your schlong? and do you want brag that? OH, NO, WE DON’T WANT YOUR SCHLONG.”

On Pastebin, they gave a direct warning to Kim, saying, “Kim Jong-un, do you want more?”

The JoongAng Ilbo tried to contact the Korean member of Anonymous, but the hacker hasn’t responded to calls.

The hacking group recently notified some reporters from the Korean media that they will remain in silence since Monday after it was accused of carrying out the so-called distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack on www.ilbe.com, a conservative Internet community.

Last week, Anonymous leaked the personal information of about 15,000 registered members of uriminzokkiri.com on two separate occasions. The Web site is based in Shenyang, China, and was established in June 2003 to spread North Korean propaganda. The South Korean government categorized it as unlawful and blocked South Koreans’ access to the site in 2004.

By Lee Ji-eun, Kwon Sang-soo [sakwon80@joongang.co.kr]

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