According to The Next Web, loosely associated hacktivist group Anonymous hacked a few well-known North Korean websites as a part of “Operation Free Korea”.
Earlier this month Anonymous said they would start a cyberwar if the current leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, does not resign and democracy is not established. About a week ago, hacktivists reported the first attack.
One of the requests is Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions and to give citizens free access to the Web without censorship.
Twitter account belonging to North Korean government has been under Anonymous’ control since April 4. Moreover, one the largest news webportals Uriminzokkiri.com was also hacked. It is still unavailable. Three more websites contain a cartoon depicting Kim Jong-un.
In early April North Korean government’s account at Flickr was hacked. After that incident it was completely removed. There is now no evidence that North Korean security experts are going to restore Twitter account.
According to Anonymous, the group has partners in North Korea helping them to perform the attacks. However, the hacktivists claim the attacks are performed to establish democracy and basic freedom rights, but they have nothing to do with conflict between North Korea, South Korea and the USA.