Tango down: Anonymous disables several North Korean government websites in Operation North Korea (#OpNorthKorea).
An Anonymous hacktivist cell identified as Anonymous_Korea launched successful DDOS (distributed denial of service) attacks on multiple North Korean state websites on Saturday, March 30, only hours after the North Koreans issued an inflammatory statement declaring that they had entered into a “state of war” with South Korea.
Sites taken down include the Korean and English language versions of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the North Korean Committee for Cultural Relations and the state-owned airline Air Koryo.
The Manilla Bulletin reports that on Saturday, March 30, the sites http://www.friend.com.kp/, http://www.naenara.com.kp/ and http://www.airkoryo.com.kp/ were all unreachable.
Prior to the successful DDOS attacks, the North Korean government released a statement carried by the North’s official KCNA news agency issuing the following declaration:
“From this time on, the North-South relations will be entering the state of war and all issues raised between the North and the South will be handled accordingly…”
North Korea has been threatening to attack South Korean and U.S. military bases almost on a daily basis since the beginning of March, when U.S. and South Korean military forces began routine drills.
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