He’s so ronery he needs a troll army

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un must have inherited the roneriness of his father, he has recruited a troll army of over 3000.

North Korea has put together a team of 3,000 cyber warriors as part of attempts to build support for the regime of leader Kim Jong-Un and destabilize its enemies, according to a South Korean think tank.

The hackers include 200 agents who post anti-South Korean comments online to try to demoralise the population of the neighbouring country. 

Agents use identities stolen from South Korean internet users and post comments on the country’s internet bulletin boards, the institute said.

Hackers also spread propaganda by breaking into South Korean websites and linking them to pro-Pyongyang sites. North Korea defends its own websites by developing applications to stop Seoul blocking access and constantly changing IP addresses.

The institute says North Korea spreads propaganda through 140 sites with servers based in 19 countries.

“The North has established a team of online trolls at the United Front Department and the Reconnaissance General Bureau,” said Ryu Dong-ryul of the Police Policy Institute, according to a report in South Korea’s Chosun newspaper.

  • Agent BallSack

    Here in NZ we have our own destabilisation army. We call it the Labour Party.

    • Garbageman

      Nail meet Head

  • Anonymouse Coward

    The people of the Democratic Republic of Korea are humbly grateful for the grass, tree bark and insects that are provided by the great and generous Supreme Leader for his people to eat.

    • FredFrog

      Isn’t it funny – whenever you see “Democratic Republic of” prefixed to any country name, you can be assured it is anything but.

  • Trent Hamilton

    Reminds me of a joke that I put up on my blog a few days ago.
    http://1jokefortoday.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/north-korea.html

  • CheesyEarWax

    “3000 cyber warriors”, sounds like something out of a movie. Anyway, he needs 3000 coz they are still on 2400 baud dial-ups.

  • drummerboy

    I wonder how hard it would be to hack the North Korean servers? could be fun.

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