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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
a reply to: NoRulesAllowed
Yes, everything we've been fed about NK suggests they wouldn't be able to do this. Not without a lot of direct help. Pictures of soldiers at the DMZ using 50s era surveillance equipment and driving 40s era military trucks etc.
I watched a documentary maybe three years ago where it was obvious that they would shift basic recourses around while the journalist was on tour to make it look like they had normal recourses. Restaurants that he attended would be set up in advance to look like there was food available and then it would be cleared away even as he was getting ready to leave etc.
What really struck me was that at the hotel and at the school he attended they had 80s era desktops brought in for the tour and there wasn't even a place for them to be plugged in, never mind an internet connection. This is a place where it is illegal for the public to own a camera. Cell phone are occasionally snuck in from China by dissidents (they can reach China's cell towers if they're close enough to the boarder). If a person uses a cell phone and they hear a car several blocks away they smash the phone and throw it out the window.
So in a place devoid of broadband era tech and a public with no access to computers, where does the skill set come from to pull something like this off without help from outside? Their experts don't even have enough knowledge about modern tech to fake how it should look. They have been caught several times using old tech in propaganda, claiming it is the latest bling.
rather than bring the Internet to the hackers, the North Korean regime brought the hackers to the Internet, at places such as the Chilbosan Hotel, which it partly owns in partnership with the Chinese.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
N. Korea's "internet" is probably pretty small -- I'd wager that only a handful of people in the government are allowed to even access it.
So, keeping a few thousand government officials from using the internet...