Hacker Takes Over North Korean Radio Station and Broadcasts “Final Countdown”

It appears the Kim regime got a taste of its own medicine from a hacker that took over one of its shortwave radio stations:

A hacker has hijacked North Korea’s short-wave station, playing “The Final Countdown” by the Swedish rock band “Europe.”

An unknown hacker has allegedly hijacked North Korean short-wave radio station, 6400kHz, and is broadcasting the 1986 hit song from ’80s Swedish  rock band Europe, “The Final Countdown.”

News of the incident was posted on Twitter by vigilante hacker, “The Jester,” who has in the past gained fame by hacking jihadist websites, and who in October 2016 defaced the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the message, “Stop attacking Americans.”

“A god among us has hijacked 6400kHz (North Korean station) and is playing the Final Countdown,” said The Jester on Twitter on Nov. 9, and posted a link to a recording of the broadcast.

The 6400kHz station is based in Kanggye close to the North Korean border with China, and is used by North Korean radio station Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (Pyongyang BS), which also broadcasts on the 621, 1053, and 3250 frequencies.

The North Korean communist regime has in the past used the 6400kHz radio station to broadcast coded messages. Strategic Sentinel, a Washington-based nonpartisan geostrategic consulting company, noted that North Korea often broadcasts messages on the station ahead of provocations.  [Epoch Times]

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I am a US military veteran that has served all over the world to include in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. I have been blogging about Korea, Northeast Asia, and the US military for over 10 years.


  1. Instead of broadcasting an old pop song, they should have broadcasted something more meaningful like how Kim Jung Un is a fat dictator torturing and killing innocent North Korean people who are under him thumb. What a waste of opportunity.

  2. Nah, they did the moral equivalent of calling the short, fat perv’s attention to the fact he’s a short-timer…

    We’re leaving together,
    But still it’s farewell
    And maybe we’ll come back
    To Earth, who can tell?
    I guess there is no one to blame
    We’re leaving ground (leaving ground)
    Will things ever be the same again?

    It’s the final countdown
    The final countdown


    We’re heading for Venus (Venus)
    And still we stand tall
    ‘Cause maybe they’ve seen us (seen us)
    And welcome us all, yeah
    With so many light years to go
    And things to be found (to be found)
    I’m sure that we’ll all miss her so

    It’s the final countdown
    The final countdown
    The final countdown
    The final countdown

    The final countdown, oh

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