Internet identity theft, North Korean style

Most folks who steal your identity on the Internet want your money.  When the North Koreans steal your identity, they want to you as part of their propaganda machine (Daily NK):

Sources inside the South Korean government suspect that North Korea has been stealing the identification numbers of South Korean citizens and employing them to spread doubt about its responsibility for the sinking of the Cheonan.

An official within the intelligence establishment told yesterday, “It is our understanding that the North is using South Korean people’s IDs to post messages and create internet opinion that the investigation was a fabrication.”

In South Korea, every citizen has an ID card with a number and that ID number is needed in order to register with most websites.

So, if you come across a comment of yours and don’t remember writing it, maybe you didn’t.