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North Korea`s Twitter account hacked amid tension

Last Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 16:40

Seoul: Hackers have apparently disrupted North Korea`s government-run Twitter account. The disruption comes at a time of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The North`s Uriminzokkiri`s Twitter account today displayed four tweets saying "hacked." A fifth tweet said "Tango Down" and was followed by a link to Uriminzokkiri`s Flickr page.

Both sites were running today but carrying content that differed sharply from content typically posted by the regime in Pyongyang, leading viewers to assume the accounts had been hacked.

North Korea opened its Uriminzokkiri Twitter account in 2010 to use the social media to praise its system and leaders.


First Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 16:40

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