Major outage disrupts North Korean websites and email delivery
Several DPRK domains mostly unresponsive in first prolonged disruption to North Korean web services since February
At least half a dozen North Korean web domains were mostly inaccessible for about seven hours on Thursday, the longest disruption since hackers launched an apparent distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the country in early February.
Monitoring by NK Pro showed that websites belonging to the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the state-run news agency KCNA, national airline Air Koryo and the Naenara web portal saw significant delays and outages between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. KST. At least one of North Korea’s email servers was also affected.
It was not immediately clear whether
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