The audiences of the North Korean short-wave radio station, 6400kHz got hacked to play the 1986 hit song “The Final Countdown” by the 80’s Swedish rock band titles Europe on repeat after it did supposedly hijack by an unknown hacker.
a vigilante grey-hat hacker demolished the news of the disturbance on Twitter by posting a link to a recording of the broadcast.
“A god among us has hijacked 6400kHz (North Korean station) and is playing the Final Countdown,” said The Jester on Twitter on November 9.
The Jester” is famous for hacking jihadist websites, and in October 2016 had defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the message, “Stop attacking Americans.”
Strategic Sentinel, a Washington-based nonpartisan geostrategic consulting company, noted that the Korean communist regime often broadcasts coded messages on the station before provocations. It should be declared on Twitter on 23rd September:
“Radio Pyongyang becomes disseminated coded information on" 6400kHz". Usually, when they do this it signals an upcoming provocation.”
It stated in September, “The most likely thought for these messages is an expected missile test on the heels of #DPRK FM #UNGA statements,” just after North Korea announced it was considering a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean
It also noted that there is a pattern in the coded alerts. In the past, North Korea made broadcasts two days before conducting a nuclear test, one day before an intercontinental ballistic missile test, and one day before Japanese flyovers.
Behind the ‘80s disco song was played approaching the 6400kHz radio station, the Twitterati had a field day who responded with cheers and made fun at the strict management.