North Korea lost internet shortly before short-range missile test, logs show
Cause of outage unclear, though key network indicators suggest the DPRK couldn’t access external websites either
North Korea experienced a major internet disruption on Thursday just 20 minutes before testing a short-range ballistic missile (SRBM), internet logs seen by NK Pro shows.
The apparent outage, which made several major North Korean websites unreachable for hours yesterday afternoon, began around 10:28 am KST, according to NK Pro internet monitoring. South Korea detected the SRBM shortly after at 10:48 am and later conducted joint missile defense drills with the U.S. in response.
“Domain Name System (DNS) resolvers are down, too,” independent cybersecurity researcher Junade Ali told NK Pro on Thursday, referring to specialized servers that
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