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
- 01How North Korean aggression and the Taiwan election complicate China-DPRK ties
- 02Satellite imagery shows Kim Jong Un’s east coast yacht, missile test activities
- 03State media review: North Korean festivals build up to former leader’s birthday
- 04Survey shows markets reign supreme in the daily lives of North Koreans
- 05What to make of North Korea’s apparent interest in naval nuclear propulsion
- 06How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle
- 07Slump in life insurance sector points to unreported COVID deaths in North Korea
- 08State media review: North Korea set to open long-stalled hospital this year