May 22, 2024

North Korea Increases Fighter Jet Activity

After a period of silence, North Korean websites are back online after being down for most of the day

Update Friday 1654KST: North Korean state media has, for the first time, acknowledged the downtime of all its websites, blaming the US for staging a cyber attack. The KCNA said: " It is ridiculous, indeed, for the hostile forces to mount such virus attacks on the DPRK's internet servers, much upset by the all-out action of its army and people to defend the sovereignty of the country and the nation. They are seriously mistaken if they think they can quell the DPRK's voices of justice through such base acts. The U.S. and its allies should be held wholly accountable for the ensuing consequences."

Update 1416EST: North Korean websites appear to be back OFFLINE again. The outage is again widespread, affecting multiple domains.

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