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Kim portayed as pig in North Korea Twitter hack

North Korea’s government-run Twitter account was hacked today as tensions continued to rise on the Korean Peninsula.

The Uriminzokkiri account, which ordinarily posts photos of Kim Jong-un on official military business, instead published links to images depicting the leader with a pig-like snout and a drawing of Mickey Mouse on his belly.

Kim Jong Un was depicted with a snout on a mocked-up 'wanted' poster Credit: Flickr/Uriminzokkiri

The images, which appeared on the Uriminzokkiri Flickr page, included text reading: "Threatening world peace with ICBMs and Nuclear weapons/Wasting money while his people starve to death."

Another image appeared to come from the Anonymous hacker activist group.

An online statement allegedly posted by the attackers claimed 15,000 user records hosted on Uriminzokkiri.com and other websites had been compromised, the Associated Press said.

North Korea opened its Twitter account in 2010 and has more than 13,000 followers.

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