News of the event was posted on Twitter by vigilante hacker, “The Jester,” who has in the past increased fame by hacking jihadist websites, and who in October 2016 destroyed the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the message, “Stop attacking Americans.”
“A god amongst us has hijacked 6400kHz (North Korean station) and is presenting the Final Countdown,” said The Jester on Twitter on Nov. 9, and posted a link to a reporting of the broadcast.
“The most likely thought for these messages is an expected missile test on the heels of #DPRK FM #UNGA statements,” it stated in September, just after North Korea declared it was considering a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean.
It also noted that, earlier, North Korea made broadcasts two days before managing a nuclear test, one day before a ballistic missile test, and one day before Japanese flyovers.
After the North Korean broadcast was hijacked to play a ’80s rock song, many reacted on Twitter with praise and laugh while poking fun at the absolute regime.