Technology: North Korea made a Facebook clone and it was immediately hacked

(From Mashable)

By Kellen Beck

A website registered in North Korea appeared on the Internet Friday. It was a social network that looked almost exactly like Facebook: a blue and white color scheme, a newsfeed, the ability to add friends, post statuses, like, comment and share.

North Korea cellphone users

North Korea cellphone users

After the news hit that the site existed, Motherboard reported that the site had been hacked by an 18-year-old college student from Scotland.

After checking out the site, Andrew McKean clicked the “Admin” link at the bottom which brought up a login page. From there he guessed the username and password pretty easily: “admin” and “password.”

From there, he had full control of the website. McKean told Motherboard he could “delete and suspend users, change the site’s name, censor certain words and manage the eventual ads, and see everyone’s emails.” Read more

 



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