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NKorea's Twitter account hacked amid tension

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm •  Published: April 4, 2013

Tensions have been high in recent days between North and South Korea, and the North's military warned Thursday that it had been authorized to attack the U.S. North Korea is angry about sanctions against its nuclear program and joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea.

North and South have fired claims of cyberattacks at each other recently. Last month computers froze at six major South Korean companies — three banks and three television networks — and North Korea's Internet shut down.

Meanwhile, the website for the U.S. forces stationed in South Korea has been closed since Tuesday and their public affairs office said Friday that the problem does not have to do with any hacking.

"Initial assessments indicate it is the result of an internal server issue," it said on the website without elaboration.


AP writers Sam Kim in Seoul, Raphael Satter in London and Charles Hutzler in Beijing contributed to this report.


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