North Korean websites and email go offline for hours in possible attack
Expert says incident consistent with past large-scale attacks on DPRK internet but could be due to configuration error
Several North Korean websites went offline for around four hours on Tuesday morning, an occurrence that one expert said may indicate a targeted attack against Pyongyang’s internet infrastructure.
The websites of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), official newspaper Rodong Sinmun newspaper and foreign ministry were all down shortly before 5 a.m. KST and remained inaccessible until around 9 a.m., according to NK Pro analysis.
Cybersecurity researcher Junade Ali told NK Pro that the outage also impacted email traffic into North Korea for at least 204 minutes — over 3 hours.
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