A hacker decided to toy around with North Korea and hijacked 6400kHz, a North Korean station and blasted “The Final Count Down” by the band Europe.
6400kHz has been used by the dictatorship in North Korea to broadcast coded messages and is used by North Korean radio station Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (Pyongyang BS), which also broadcasts on the 621, 1053, and 3250 frequencies.
News of the hit was released via Twitter by infamous hacker Jester:
“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.
A god among us has hijacked 6400kHz (North Korean station) and is playing the Final Countdown >> https://t.co/rPJ1aEccUs
“The most likely speculation for these messages is an upcoming missile test on the heels of #DPRK FM #UNGA statements,” it stated in September, just after North Korea announced it was considering a hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean.
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.
On Sept. 23, Strategic Sentinel stated on Twitter, “Radio Pyongyang has broadcasted coded messages on 6400kHz. Usually when they do this it signals an up coming provocation.”
While the North Korean regime has continued making threats against the United States and other countries including South Korea, Japan, and Australia, it is also feeling the effects of UN sanctions.
The North Korean regime has even allegedly ordered its military to acquire its own food supplies, and its military personnel are required to collect provisions themselves.