North Korea goes Offline – All N. Korean Websites Down

N Korea government website

All North Korean websites have gone offline and have been down for about 7 hours ago according to a tweet from patriot hacker “The Jester”:

N Korea Down Twitter

Sure enough a quick test of a couple websites show that they are all down. Even DPRK’s main government web portal “Naenara.com.kp” is still offline.

Here is a ping test of Naenara from multiple international locations using Just-Ping:

Just Ping

This sounds incredible, that an entire nation would go offline but most, if not all, N. Korean websites are government controlled. And from the last official total I have seen, the country has a grand total of thirty websites.

Yes, you have read that right, thirty!

They aren’t the most advanced nation in the world. As a matter of fact, here is a look at North Korea at night:

Yes, the black powerless void circled in red is N. Korea.

Now the question is, did they take the websites offline on purpose? And does it have anything to do with their recent threats against America?

Or, did one of America’s new 13 offensive cyber warfare teams have something to do with it?

Early reports are leaning towards the first option, but it is still to early to tell.

More news as we hear it.

~ by D. Dieterle on March 13, 2013.

2 Responses to “North Korea goes Offline – All N. Korean Websites Down”

  1. Works for me in Canada

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