Here’s what North Korea likes to pirate on BitTorrent


Ever wondered what people might be downloading over there in North Korea? Oh, right. As if the bigwigs over there would let everyone access the internet and the free flowing information available across the web. But that doesn’t mean nobody has access to it —  in fact,  a few hundred IP addresses have been traced to North Korea. And it looks like those aforementioned bigwigs have some pretty interesting tastes when it comes to downloading stuff!

Courtesy of BitTorrent monitoring company Scaneye and TorrentFreak, we get a little peak into what’s being downloaded — pirated to be more specific, over at the secluded state of North Korea. First off the list is something completely unsurprising: Spy tools! Net Monitor for Employees Professional to be exact. They gotta get those monitoring tools somehow, don’t they?


Next up, we’ve got some entertainment! It turns out that when they’re not performing missile tests and threatening South Korea and the US with big explosions, some of these guys like to sit back with a nice little movie or TV show. Recently released Life of Pi is one of them, and I’m not quite sure what Death From Above is — maybe they thought they’d could learn a little something from it. Ha. Also downloaded was The Following, a very new and current American TV show starring Kevin Bacon which I hear is pretty good! Not too shabby, DPRK.


And finally, what would one of these posts be without the obvious? I’m taking about the pron. You know, the pron! Anyway, a quick little Google search did verify that these are indeed of the pron variety but what do you expect with titles like that? At the end of they day, those guys are human. I think.


Now if only they’d stop with all this nuclear nonsense, maybe we’ll tell them about Game of Thrones or something.

[via TorrentFreak, image via petersnoopy]

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  • davidroper

    [@Rob (Down Under)]
    Rob, The Korean War that the US fought, divided the country into the bad guys and the good guys, Bad North, Good South. The current little child running the North part (after Daddy died) is showing off shooting missiles and threatening the rest of the world. His dad was nuts, too but not this crazy. North Korea could be flattened by the US with one good Hiroshima (non Nuclear) bomb. I just hope they don’t pull a Pearl Harbor on us or anybody else and strike first to awaken the US Military. Kim just needs to stop posturing and puffing out his chest. Babies acting up, sheesh. We can all get along peaceably and have another “shrimp on the barbee” with a Foster’s. I’ll have a Bud with you. LOL. Peace is good. War is bad. Love is good. Hate is bad.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    What is the problem(s) with South Korea ?
    A couple of you mentioned that, and I am curious.
    I am not being smart (ass), I just have not heard much about South Korea, good or bad.

  • Switch-kun

    Like they say, North Korea is best Korea.

  • davidroper


    Doktor, I’m with you on the pirating aspect. They should be made to eat a pound of old AOL CD disks (remember those?) However our Feds have no jurisdiction in
    either Korea. So we cannot do anything about it, legally. Someone correct if I am Wr,wro,wron…not correct.

  • davidroper

    They can pirate all the software they want to. Hope they learn English doing it. It’s the Nuclear missiles that they are shooting off that scare me (and the countries around North Korea).

    That little pig faced leader needs to cool it. I hope they don’t have to hit us to get Barry to do something about it. Not one US life needs to be lost. Not one.

    Oh, and I enjoyed the little troll yesterday who couldn’t even spell. LMAO.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    We should get China to tell North Korea, that it is wong to pirate software.

  • DoktorThomas

    Why aren’t the feds going after these blatant copyright violators??

    (Fill in your own answer.)

  • jacal

    Suggestions like “If we (USA) would just go ahead and anihilate them …” are scarry and sad, although meant ironically. Remember the groundless destruction of Iraq. Or assassination of Allende. Or whatever. North Korea needs some very prudent help. To get rid of the regime without war. Ant to get a better regime than the South Korean is.

  • Rob (Down Under)

    ‘The pen is mightier than the sword.’
    We (the west) should work out ways to get information to the public.

  • Seamus McSeamus

    [@David Roper]
    Don’t forget the partying with Justin Timberlake!! Another country threatens us with nukes, and good ol’ Barry responds by calling up his celeb pals for a soiree at the White House. That ought to strike fear into the hearts of the North Koreans.

  • David Roper

    If we (USA) would just go ahead and anihilate them with another Hiroshima bomb (we should have gotten better making them) then all their silly posturing would be over and they can start learning the goose step parades all over. I am sure South Korea, Japan and China would be on our side. Go ahead POTUS grow a set of stones and do something besides playing golf.

  • Enrique

    Hm. That was supposed to be Death From Above in Korean but it didn’t appear right. Must be the Koreans!!!

  • Enrique

    [@Jim Van Damme] Haha! That’s what it looks like :p

    I can see it now:
    ??? ??!

  • Jim Van Damme

    “Death From Above”…the new motto of Best Korea?