Who Disrupted Internet in North Korea?

Companies that monitor Internet traffic say the Internet went dark in North Korea on Dec. 22, days after President Obama pledged there would be a “proportionate response” to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI blames on the North Koreans.

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“I haven’t seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before,” Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, tells the website North Korea Tech, referring to North Korea’s Internet domain abbreviation. “Usually there are isolated blips, not continuous connectivity problems. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are absorbing some sort of attack presently.”

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