Apr 12, 2018

North Korea error opens door to fake Twitter account

An error on a state-run North Korean website means that users can click through to a Twitter account attacking the government. North Korean citizens have no access to the global internet, and Our Nation School is aimed at an audience outside North Korea. Twitter and other social media services are not available within North Korea itself. Contacted by the BBC, Cyber Anakin says their motivation was the death of Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un's half-brother Kim Jong-nam at Kuala Lumpur airport in 2017, widely thought to have been a state-led assassination by North Korea. As of 12 April, the China-based, North Korea-run Our Nation School is still linking to the spoof account.

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