North Korea is Partially Back Online

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Yesterday, North Korea's internet went dark, with security researchers claiming that internet was down across the entire country. Now, the connection seems to be at least partially restored, according to the BBC.

A team from Dyn Research tell the BBC that internet services were partly restored after a total outages of 9 hours and 31 minutes. In particular, websites for the Korean Central News Agency and Rodong Sinmun newspaper were both back online.

However, the same researchers have also warned that the recovery could "be partial and potentially unstable". Certainly, other websites still remain impossible to access.

Analysis yesterday suggested that the outage was a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

There's no evidence so far to prove who or what caused the outage, though rumours have suggested that the US may be responsible, as some sort of payback by the North Koreans for threats of attacks on the States.

Either way, one suspects that North Korea isn't any happier with the events now unfolding. [BBC]

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