North Korean Twitter accounts have been targeted by the Anonymous hacktivist collective, which claims to have hacked and stolen 15,000 passwords in its latest cyber raid.
A statement posted online claimed Anonymous would mount a series of cyber attacks against the North Korean government.
The collective initially targeted North Korean news site Uriminzokkiri, posting several messages proving it had control of the agency's Twitter account to prove its claims.
Anonymous also claimed to have stole 15,000 Uriminzokkiri users' password and account information during the cyber raid.
"Enjoy these few records as a proof of our access to your systems (random innocent citizens, collateral damage, because they were stupid enough to choose idiot passwords), we got all over 15k membership records," read Anonymous' statement.
Since Anonymous made its claim the Uriminzokkiri website has gone offline and at the time of publishing was still inactive.
The collective said it has also managed to break into the country's intranet, though it is yet to prove the authenticity of this claim.
The attack is reportedly designed to protest the country's treatment of its citizens.
"This is not about country vs country - This is about we, the people, the 99 percent (of USA and of North Korea) vs oppressing and violent regimes (like USA gov. and N.K. gov)," Anonymous claimed.
"We, the people, are gathering together because we are stronger now and we won't fight your wars anymore, we won't eat your s**t anymore."
Anonymous has pledged to continue mounting attacks against North Korean agencies and companies until its demands are met.
These include an end to the country's nuclear programme, the resignation of Kim Jong-un, the establishment of a free direct democracy and uncensored internet access for all North Koreans.
The campaign against North Korea is one of many being mounted by the collective. In the past Anonymous has mounted similar campaigns against numerous other governments including, Turkey, Israel, Italy, the US and the UK.
The UK campaign was reportedly designed to protest against the possible extradition of several British citizens to the US.
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