Breaking news…. North Korea’s internet has been down for several hours now. Not saying we did it, who knows who did it. But sometimes Karma can be a real bitch and it really doesn’t matter who is behind said Karma.
Yesterday, North Korea warned the U.S. that any punishment over the hacking attack on would lead to a retaliation “thousands of times greater.” I’m shaking in my boots. Talk about some real-life War Games……….
According to Bloomberg:
North Korea, which has four official networks connecting the country to the Internet — all of which route through China — began experiencing intermittent problems yesterday and today went completely black, according to Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research in Hanover, New Hampshire.
‘‘The situation now is they are totally offline,’’ Madory said. ‘‘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.”
While North Korea has four networks connected to the Internet, the U.S. has more than 152,000 such networks, according to Dyn Research.
North Korea’s Internet outage was earlier reported by the North Korea Tech blog.
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