Move over Kim Kardashian — James Franco and Seth Rogen may literally have broken the Internet… in North Korea. NK have come under fire for the recent Sony hacks, resulting in emails and unreleased movies being leaked, which US President Obama described as an expensive act of “cyber vandalism”. North Korea denied having any part in the Sony hack, despite openly condemning the satirical Sony film The Interview.
The US were the focus of blame for the outage situation, after President Obama claimed that the US would “respond proportionately” to the Sony attack, but offered no further details. A State Department spokeswoman similarly stated, “We aren’t going to discuss — you know — publicly, operational details about the possible response options or comment on those kind of reports in any way, except to say that as we implement our responses, some will be seen, some may not be seen,” Marie Harf told reporters.
North Korea’s connection has started to come back after around 10 hours of being offline. Matthew Prince, president of CloudFlare, a performance and security company, described the disruption as if “all the routes to get to North Korea just disappeared… It’s as if North Korea got erased from the global map of the Internet.” Prince also doubted that the outage was a result of an attack by the US, and even speculated that it could have been carried out by a single person, “If it is an attack, it’s highly unlikely it’s the United States. More likely it’s a 15-year-old in a Guy Fawkes mask,” he said.
More North Korea