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North Korea May be Under Mass Cyber Attack

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posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 03:51 PM
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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...


That's about it, mostly Government we are told. The Washington Post headline can only be interpreted as mockingly hilarious,

'North Korea’s Internet is going suspiciously haywire' which in the reading equates to, 'Intense instability' and it's suspicious because outages there are usually isolated pockets not a total offline.




posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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My understanding is that a DDOS attack on N. Korea's one internet supplier from China began Friday. It wasn't large enough to overwhelm them, but they were struggling to stay up with all the traffic being sent at them. Finally the traffic increased and they went down today.

It would be a surprise if it wasn't the US sending a message to Kim that his whole country can be cut of the Net very easily. They don't have the resources to develop the infrastructure to diversify their connection enough to stop the US from taking them off the Net in the near term.

China's response will be interesting. It is their company that is getting overwhelmed and thus cutting off N. Korea. I'd be surprised if they didn't rush in to help this company stay online in the future. They do have the resources to stop most DDOS attacks if they really want to.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:07 PM
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As stated earlier who knows who would do such a thing.

I would like to add "Who cares"




posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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If you want to have an impact, drop a million flash drives with copies of 'The Interview'. That would cause the powers-that-be more grief than any kind of cyber retaliation.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:21 PM
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Maybe Norrth Korea took itself offline.

This could be a defensive move on the part of N. Korea

The ultimate firewall - to keep people out !



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:26 PM
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originally posted by: noeltrotsky
If you want to have an impact, drop a million flash drives with copies of 'The Interview'. That would cause the powers-that-be more grief than any kind of cyber retaliation.


None of the public there has a computer to stick a flash drive into. And one new enough to have a USB port? good luck.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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Sorry but is this high or not? Haven't a clue just seen it happening
edit on 22-12-2014 by sosobad because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: sosobad

This tells you if its just normal weather:
www.akamai.com...

Make sure you change it from the traffic mode to the attacks mode.



edit on 22-12-2014 by CraftBuilder because: owls can't move their eyeballs.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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Nobody's going to hurt them by shutting down their little ISP, anyway. They don't have a "Sony", and they don't use computers to run power grids, militarily, or in any of the significant ways we do. I bet only a handful have email.

This is not that big a deal to them. Probably will lead to another little hissy fit, and maybe they will try to import some more "talent" to get us back. Unfortunately it's not a fair arena to play in. We really can be harmed.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
a reply to: sosobad

This tells you if its just normal weather:
www.akamai.com...

Make sure you change it from the traffic mode to the attacks mode.




Cheers, looks like a lot going on



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:33 PM
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Re; [post=18793702 Sorry, I can't see what the category the page is on, Better to just link to it.

edit on 22-12-2014 by smurfy because: Text.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: sosobad

Right now it is saying 1.44% above average but that I think is globaly.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:34 PM
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I think the cyber war is in full progress, NK is completely down and Comcast and Verizon are reporting large scale internet outages, mostly along the east and west coasts.
Hold onto your hats folks.

downdetector.com...

downdetector.com...



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

I can't link to the different modes. The selections are along the top of the map.



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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Getting a lot of attacks from military



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: CraftBuilder
a reply to: smurfy

I can't link to the different modes. The selections are along the top of the map.



Yes, I was trying to reply to sosobad at the time, and all the while there are glitches here too tonight. That's why I added the post number in edit previously. I need to go and look at ATS's service now!



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Mainstream is reporting this now.

The US has said 'no comment'.

So honestly I am LOVING this.

Their entire internet knocked OFFLINE.

LOL.

Kinda scary at the same time.

Because if it was us ?

That means our government does have the internet 'kill switch'.


You and me both friend. Seems like Kimmy got his bit of Karma for using the GoP to take out Sony. Either U.S or someone hired / supported by. Either way, suck it Kim!

-SAP-



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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a reply to: CraftBuilder
What is the big dot on Norse down by Antarctica?



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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a reply to: Tarzan the apeman.

Military/Gov unknown



posted on Dec, 22 2014 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: Tarzan the apeman.
a reply to: CraftBuilder
What is the big dot on Norse down by Antarctica?



I saw that too. Whatever it is it got hammered for a while.

ETA: Damn, China sure does attack the US a lot.

edit on 12 22 2014 by stosh64 because: (no reason given)



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