It was very easy to hack North Korea’s Facebook clone
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You know how conventional wisdom — and the U.S. government — has it that North Korea was behind the huge hack of Sony Pictures a year and a half ago?
A pause here for reconsideration, if I might.
There were reports last week that North Korea had set up a Facebook clone — necessary because of course the real thing is banned there.
But it turns out a college student from Scotland was able to hack it because the administrator’s password was “password.”
Guys, don’t do that.
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