A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test. Photo: Reuters

Following a land-swap agreement between Korean conglomerate Lotte and the South Korean government that would support the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, Chinese state-owned Global Times called for consumers to make Lotte pay a price with their wallets. It now looks like hackers have joined the party as the Korea Herald reported that Lotte’s Chinese website has been taken down by suspected Chinese hackers.