North Korea Is Now Back Online Following Internet Collapse

As reported in BuzzFeed, the internet connection that North Korea lost with the world came back on Monday following a more than nine hour collapse which many believe resulted from a cyberattack.

As many cyerbsecurity experts know, North Korea’s internet connection was spotty during the 24 hour period that preceded the outage. Keith Mann reports that although North Korea’s internet occasionally suffers from failures, the distinct consistency of the recent outage caused cybersecurity expert Doug Madory to conclude that the severed internet connectivity constituted “some sort of attack,” according to Twitter.

According to reports, the internet connectivity outage lasted approximately nine hours and 31 minutes.  This is consistent with a DDoS attack on their routers.” Madory went on to state “I haven’t seen such a steady beat of routing instability and outages in KP before.” 


  1. In discussing the unfolding situation, Madory informed the New York Times “Their networks are under duress. That Monday afternoon, however, the limited connection that sustained just 5,500 websites went completely out. It is a fine way for to get everything working well for me in the long run.

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