The website, which is hosted in china has become the target of hackers in the past with social media accounts being hacked in 2011 and now anonymous hacktivists have made a claim that they have breached the system for the site as well as other sites which have been unnamed.
The breach is said to result in over 15,000 personal account details being obtained with a example release leak being added to the announcement that was posted to pastehtml and announced over twitter by @VietMinhVC on the 1st of april and that account that appears to be fairly new and the announcement is its first post.
— Cyber Vietcong (@VietMinhVC) March 31, 2013
Another anonymous account later in the day has announced that they are “inside your mail servers, local intranets and webservers”.
— Anonymous (@AnonymousOpsIRC) April 2, 2013
The example leak data contains 6 account details with email addresses, usernames and encrypted passwords which appear to of been cracked due to them being a really simple combo of “loveme” or “123456”. How real this data actually is can be up for debate but the announcement in the data leak contains the following message.
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
Source: North korea tech.