'ISIL' hackers attack North Korean airline's Facebook

# 14 January 2015 19:47 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Hackers claiming to support the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant appeared to have hacked a Facebook page for North Korea’s state-run airline Wednesday, local media reported, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

The cyber-attack saw the North’s leader Kim Jong-un labeled a “crying pig” and the page’s photo banner replaced with the black flag of the militant group, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said.

The cyber attack follows a similar attack on the U.S. military’s Twitter account.

Other postings on Koryo Air's Facebook account were replaced with images of armed men riding a jeep and Kim weeping at his father’s funeral in 2011.

According to Yonhap, one of the postings said: "North Korea, the communist thug nation, and the Chinese communist thugs will pay a price for their collaboration with the enemies of the mujahideen."

The profile picture showed the image of a masked man identified as CyberCaliphate, the same image posted on the hacked Twitter account of U.S. Central Command on Monday.

Yonhap described the page as Air Koryo’s Facebook account although this contradicts a report by the NK News website in September that said the page was operated by airline enthusiasts.

Last month North Korean websites were blocked for days after U.S. President Barack Obama promised to respond to a cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

The U.S. has accused North Korea of conducting the Sony hack over the release of “The Interview” – a comedy featuring a plot to assassinate Kim. North Korea has denied involvement in the Sony hack.

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