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North Korea Suffers Internet Outage, U.S. Blamed

According to reports, North Korea has accused the United States for conducting a cyberattack that has disrupted Internet connectivity in the country. "While the details of the cause of the disruption are unknown, we can confirm that in the last two days, North Korea's sole Internet provider has, in fact, suffered from disruptions in connectivity to the global Internet," reports Doug Madory from Renesys.

"North Korea has an extremely small Internet for a country of 24 million people. Not counting the network involved in the recent Pirate Bay hoax, the four networks of North Korea are routed by a single Internet service provider, Star JV (AS131279), which has two international Internet service providers: China Unicom (AS4837) and Intelsat (AS22351). Star began service on 18 November 2010 and gained Intelsat as a provider on 8 April 2012."

UPDATE: Wed 20 Mar 2013 – South Korean authorities have reported that they have been victims of a cyber attack which impacted TV News organizations as well as banking institutions. According to Renesys, at least some of today's incidents escalated to the point of global visibility, as both South and North Koreans networks experienced actual disconnections. Also noted are similar timed outages affecting South Korea's largest natural gas company.

Updates:  UPDATED Mar 20, 2013 12:04 PM PDT

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