June 3, 2016

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The British publication Mirror UK reveals that it doesn't take a lot of creativity to hack Kim Jong-un:

A British teenager hacked North Korea's version of Facebook after correctly guessing a password on Kim Jong-un's internet servers.

He used “admin” and the default password “password” to gain access to the site’s admin page and says he could delete and suspend users, change the site’s name, censor certain words and manage the adverts.

“Once I logged in I was able to see the sites statistics, basic user information, site settings and change the site’s adverts.

The Mirror is not disclosing the teen's identity because he is a minor, and because those GENIUSES in the North Korean Tech Ministry might seek....REVENGE!

The teenager who gained access says he was “expecting an error”.

He said: “I was surprised it even worked, surely this should have been changed before going live?”

His advice for North Korean officials is to “always test for vulnerabilities before making a site live, and of course, change the default password”.

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