What Happened to North Korea's Internet?
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|The Internet in North Korea went completely dark for more than 9 hours on Monday and was still experiencing intermittent outages Tuesday. It didn't take long before rumors spread that the outage might have been a cyberattack, perhaps from the United States. On Friday, the FBI accused North Korea of being responsible for the massive and embarrassing hack, and President Obama later pledged to respond to it. It if it was indeed a cyberattack of some kind, it could have been what's known as a distributed denial of service attack. This consists of flooding a server with more requests than it can possibly handle, a technique used in the past by hacktivists such as Anonymous to shut down websites they don't agree with.
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