The Australian Financial Review reports that Little Kim’s Internets are down.
North Korea’s already tenuous links to the Iinternet 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 Barack 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.
North Korea doesn’t have a large internet presence. Their public address space is 188.8.131.52 — 184.108.40.206. Some companies have more addresses than that. Your JoeDog looked for servers in that address space to see if he could substantiate this report.
At the time this article was published, the North Korean government portal www.naenara.com.kp (220.127.116.11) was inaccessible by any means. To circumvent firewalls, he used web tools that allow you make requests from various locations throughout the globe. As best as he can tell, their network is indeed completely black.