September 27, 2023

North Korea kicked off internet by suspected DDOS attack

Crucial servers inside DPRK offline for hours, taking down websites and email servers

North Korea disappeared from the internet for several hours on Friday and over the weekend as crucial servers inside the country were unreachable, log files and domain records obtained by NK News show.

The patterns of failing connectivity suggest that North Korea's IT infrastructure may have been hit by a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack, said cybersecurity researcher Junade Ali.