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North Korea. Massive Internet outage is likely caused by an attack

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News from North Korea reported that the internet was cut off from North Korea for several hours this Friday morning as important servers within the country could not be accessed.

“Failed communication patterns indicate that North Korea’s IT infrastructure may have been attacked by a DDOS attack,” said cybersecurity researcher Junaid Ali, in an attempt to make the online service unavailable to users. users.

He added: “Intermittent connection problems, which come in waves, along with a complete router failure, indicate that this may be a DDOS attack,” explaining that “all email, web and DNS servers in the country were seen affected by the loss of connectivity. ” .

He stressed that “North Korea suffered a complete internet outage”, noting that “the reason is not caused by a power outage, because there were connection timeout problems, huge data loss, and then they cut the routers. ” This would suggest to me that some form of network strain caused this, and DDOS attacks are a common way of putting pressure on a network. “

According to logs collected and reviewed by NK News, the North Korean servers and websites hosted on them disappeared from the internet around 7:40 a.m. KST and remained inaccessible for about four hours. Web domains affected by the outage included,,,,, and

Source: North Korean News