North Korea has almost virtually gone offline after being at the center of the blame when Sony Pictures got hacked. Dyn Research, a U.S. based internet monitoring company reported.
The company stated that the reasons for disruptions in internet services were unknown but could be owed to some technological glitches or even a big cyber attack. Officials involved in the investigations pertaining to Sony Picture’s hack have said that the U.S. government wasn’t involved in any cyber action against North Korea.
President Barack Obama earlier vowed to take up serious actions against the Sony hackers and held North Korea responsible. He vowed to respond against these attacks.
Almost all of North Korea’s web traffic runs through servers in China, therefore Washington also requested Beijing to shut down all routers employed by North Korea that go through Chinese networks. Furthermore, they also requested China to find North Korean hackers in China and send them back in order to give a strong message to Pyongyang.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry also issued a statement saying that they condemn these attacks but also exclaimed that there was no proof that North Korea was behind the Sony hacks.
The hackers, Guardians of Peace said they were infuriated at the sight of a Sony comedy about a fictional assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which the studio has now officially pulled from a general release.
For the last 24 hours though, the internet services are getting degraded in North Korea or either there’s a serious software glitch. The results depict that almost all of North Korea appears to be offline except for a very few. It also seems highly likely that somebody could be directing some sort of a cyber attack against them while they’re having trouble staying online.