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North Korean Radio Station Reportedly Hacked to Play This ‘80s Hit on Repeat

A radio station in Pyongyang was reportedly forced to play rock hit “The Final Countdown” after an unidentified hacker took control of it last week. Twitter users noticed the odd discrepancy when North Korean radio station 6400kHz started playing the classic ’80s song by the band Europe.

A Twitter user that goes by “The Jester” and is known for hacking jihadist websites publicized the news with a tweet, although another account seems to have pointed out the hack earlier.

“In a world where we seem to be afraid of everything and we have reason to be afraid of North Korea’s instability, it’s kind of nice to just sit back and laugh at them for a minute,” Glenn said on today’s show.

North Korea is under severe UN sanctions after leader Kim Jong Un repeatedly threatened the U.S. and its allies with nuclear war, conducting multiple missile tests in the past year.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Well, it seems as though Europe has the secret weapon against North Korea's threats. And I don't mean the continent. I mean the band. Europe. Don't remember that?

Over the weekend, a brave soul hacked radio -- how do you say the -- Pyongyang. Pyongyang.

STU: Pyongyang. Pyongyang. There you go.

GLENN: Pyongyang. And played the Swedish rock band Europe, their 1986, the final countdown. They played it on loop.

Now, needless to say, you know, '80s, you know, hair bands, not regular programming there in North Korea. The regime usually uses the station to broadcast coded messages ahead of their provocations. For example, North Korea may broadcast on the station two days before conducting a nuclear test, one day before a ballistic missile test, and one day before they did the Japanese flyovers.

So you can imagine, it was probably quite a shock to -- to hear Joey Tempest vocals, instead of super serious coded message on how we're going to annihilate the United States.

This heroic act comes on the heels of President Trump's meeting with Chinese leaders to reaffirm their stance against North Korea's attempts to attain nuclear weapons. Trump said, all nations must come together to ensure this rogue regime cannot threaten the world with its nuclear weapons.

And in a world where we seem to be afraid of everything and we have reason to be afraid of North Korea's instability. It's kind of nice to sit back and just laugh at them for, I mean, a minute. You know. Especially when it feels like every day we're dealing with Kim Jong-un, who is -- who is going to issue some decree. And it will result in the final countdown. Right?

Yeah. It didn't really -- it didn't work. It didn't work in North Korea. It doesn't work here.

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