Air Koryo’s Facebook page hacked

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

Hackers have hit a Facebook page for North Korean airline Air Koryo replacing it with messages in support of Islamic State militants and against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The page shot to fame earlier in the year when it began replying to user comments and questions about trips to North Korea. It claimed to be the airline’s official page, but appeared to be run by an Air Koryo agent in Russia.

The hack came a day after a similar attack on the Facebook and Twitter pages of U.S. Central Command. Hackers typically gain access to Facebook accounts by tricking users into giving away their passwords or by gaining access to their email accounts and then sending password reset messages.

Both Facebook and Twitter allows users to set a second, one-time use password to guard against such attacks.

An Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

An Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

The messages on the page included one that threatened North Korea and China:

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

And one that targeted Kim Jong Un:

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

There was also a message in support of ISIS and the so-called “cyber caliphate.”

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

A message on an Air Koryo Facebook page as it appeared on January 14, 2015

Later in the day, Facebook blocked access:

Facebook appeared to block access to the page later on January 14, 2015

Facebook appeared to block access to the page later on January 14, 2015