Kim Jong Il’s Twitter account has been hacked, with many of the country’s top officials’ accounts removed from the service, according to news reports.
In a tweet on Thursday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un described the hack as “a total disgrace” and accused the hackers of violating the countrys sovereignty.
The news comes just a day after North Korea threatened to respond with “a big missile,” and the North’s state-run KCNA news agency later said that Kim had been warned by the leader.
“The enemy’s cyber attack on our country’s official account has already been reported and will be dealt with,” Kim said in the tweet.
The hacked accounts, which include North Korea’s state media and the country-run news agency, were not immediately accessible.
Kim’s Twitter handle is the official name of North Korea, which has long struggled with its image and reputation among its neighbors.
The North has long been known for its cyber attacks, and its leader has regularly warned against any attempts by the U.S. to meddle in the country.
In September, a South Korean hacker was sentenced to prison for breaking into the accounts of the North Korean leadership.
He was accused of stealing about 20,000 personal photos and videos.
In October, the U to Congress asked the State Department to investigate whether North Korea was behind the breach.
North Korea has a long history of cyber attacks on the U, particularly the U.’s missile program, and has conducted cyberattacks on South Korea, the Philippines and other countries in recent years.
The country has also been accused of violating several U.N. Security Council resolutions.
The U.K. and the U the United States, along with the European Union, have all imposed sanctions on North Korea in response to the North Korea hacking.
North Korean officials have claimed that the hack was a cyber attack by China.