North's Twitter account hacked amid tensions

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Associated Press

Posted on April 4, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 4 at 1:04 PM

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hackers have apparently broken into at least two of North Korea's government-run online sites.

The Twitter and Flickr accounts stopped sending out the usual content, such as photos of leader Kim Jong Un meeting with military officers. Instead, a picture posted today on the Flicker site shows Kim's face with a pig-like snout. A drawing of Mickey Mouse is on his chest. A caption accuses Kim of threatening world peace and "wasting money while his people starve to death."

Another posting says "We are Anonymous" in white letters against a black background. Anonymous is the name of a hacker activist group.

Tweets on the North's Twitter account said "Hacked," followed by a link to North Korea-related websites.

North Korea's Twitter account has more than 13,000 followers. The North uses social media to praise its system and leaders.

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