When it was “confirmed” by the FBI that North Korea was behind the hack of Sony Pictures, the US government had promised that they would launch an appropriate response. It was unclear what they meant but it looks like the taking out of North Korea’s internet could be one way of going about it. According to reports, it seems that North Korea’s internet is down and under attack. While it is unclear as to who might be responsible for the attack, some have speculated the US government due to their promise of a response, but this is just speculation for now.
North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Internet went completely dark on Monday after days of instability, in what Internet monitors described as one of the worst North Korean network failures in years. The loss of service came just days after President Obama pledged that the United States would launch a “proportional response” to the recent attacks on Sony Pictures, which government officials have linked to North Korea. While an attack on North Korea’s networks was suspected, there was no definitive evidence of it. Doug Madory, the director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, an Internet performance management company, said that North Korean Internet access first became unstable late Friday. The situation worsened over the weekend, and by Monday, North Korea’s Internet was completely offline.