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Apr 04, 2013 at 03:40pm IST

North Korea's Twitter account hacked amid tension

Seoul: Hackers have apparently disrupted North Korea's government-run Twitter account. The disruption comes at a time of rising tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

The North's Uriminzokkiri's Twitter account on Thursday displayed four tweets saying "hacked." A fifth tweet said "Tango Down" and was followed by a link to Uriminzokkiri's Flickr page.

Both sites were running on Thursday but carrying content that differed sharply from content typically posted by the regime in Pyongyang, leading viewers to assume the accounts had been hacked.

North Korea's Twitter account hacked amid tension

North Korea opened its Uriminzokkiri Twitter account in 2010 to use the social media to praise its system and leaders.

North Korea opened its Uriminzokkiri Twitter account in 2010 to use the social media to praise its system and leaders.

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