Tech: North Korea Has Gone Offline **Updated**

Ever since the Sony Hack some things have been going crazy all over. Most recently just a few days after the FBI had said North Korea was behind the cyber attack that had got the movie The Interview to be canceled, and movie leaks, and lots more devastation for Sony.

Then President Obama said that the U.S. will have an “respond proportionally, and we’ll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose. It’s not something that I will announce here today at a press conference.” to the hack. Now it appears that the whole country of North Korea has gone dark on the net. This is unheard of.

The director of Internet analysis at network-monitoring company Dyn Research, Doug Madory, said the outage is unlike “anything seen before…. The situation now is they are totally offline….. I don’t know that someone is launching a cyber-attack against North Korea, but this isn’t normal for them. Usually they are up solid. It is kind of out of the ordinary. This is not like anything I’ve seen before.”

There could be a few reasons for the internet outage to the country,  most of the internet to the country runs through china and who knows maybe there was a issue over there that lead to the outage. The worlds DNS is ran through America, VIA ICANN, NTIA and Verisign, so something could have been simply turned off and could cause major issue for them. It could also have been a simple power outage somewhere else in the world the runs servers that could have caused it. This could just be some computer glitch somewhere, we just really don’t know. The only thing that is clear is that no one has taken responsibility and we just don’t know why North Korea has gone offline.

“We have no new information regarding North Korea today….If in fact North Korea’s Internet has gone down, we’d refer you to that government for comment,” said White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan.

UPDATE 1:

Talking to the Associated Press late Monday, a spokesperson State Department did not deny that the U.S. was involved in the internet outage,

“We aren’t going to discuss, you know, publicly operational details about the possible response options or comment on those kind of reports in anyway except to say that as we implement our responses, some will be seen, some may not be seen.”

UPDATE 2:

Looks like the internet is back up in North Korea, with some intermittent issues still.

Update 3:

North Korea Threatens Attack on the U.S. They claim Obama was, “recklessly making the rumour” when refering to there involvement with the Sony hack.

“The army and people of the DPRK [North Korea] are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces including cyber warfare space,” said the official Korean Central News Agency.

Source:

Variety

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