View Full Version : North Korea Is Off the Internet

22nd Dec 2014, 20:25
After 12 hours of instability in North Korea's limited access to the Internet, it has been confirmed that they are totally off the net as of a few hours ago.

I wonder what the cause of this massive outage could be? :}:E

22nd Dec 2014, 20:29
That is a suprise :E:)

22nd Dec 2014, 20:30
I wonder what the cause of this massive outage could be?

Forgot to pay their internet provider. :E

Hey, it could happen, did to me once. :O

West Coast
22nd Dec 2014, 20:41
Al Gore pulled the plug?

tony draper
22nd Dec 2014, 20:41
Perhaps they pulled the plug themselves,lest someone starts tweaking with it,remember they dont need the internet. :E

22nd Dec 2014, 20:42
Yung Fat Wun downloaded too much porn did he?

Couldn't happen to a nicer nation


Um... lifting...
22nd Dec 2014, 21:27
One suspects that rgb has been a very naughty boy at his IT job and this thread is merely a clumsy bit of misdirection on his part.


West Coast
22nd Dec 2014, 21:55
Yung Fat Wun downloaded too much porn did he?

If that's the cause, I guess RGB won't be on air much longer.

John Hill
22nd Dec 2014, 23:28
A lot of North Korea's internet traffic is via 4G (and faster) across the border with South Korea.

22nd Dec 2014, 23:59
North Korea's Internet goes down in possible revenge for Sony hacking scandal - AOL.com (http://www.aol.com/article/2014/12/22/north-koreas-internet-goes-down-in-possible-revenge-for-sony-hacking-scandal/21120067/?icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D587221)

Could be Sony hired somebody, who knows.

23rd Dec 2014, 00:04
"Hi Mr North Korea, Microsoft tech support here. Would you please hold? You are #23,455 in the queue, just behind a deaf grandma from Arkansas. In the meantime, have you tried turning it off and turning it on again?"

23rd Dec 2014, 00:06
Maybe they used the default login/password for their cisco at

Or SK changed its wifi password.

23rd Dec 2014, 00:48
I wonder what the cause of this massive outage could be?

Someone in Mumbai ran their Bajaj 3 wheeled taxi into the lampost

23rd Dec 2014, 01:10
Regardless of the truth i guess we all know who will, acording to NK, be to blame!

23rd Dec 2014, 01:32
What does the good book say;

'Hack not, lest Ye be hacked'.'

Gleefully stolen from one much wiser and quicker than I.

23rd Dec 2014, 02:06
So ... where are we at now? "Our Internet hackers are better than your Internet hackers!! Nah-nah-na-na-nah!!

I can see some proper NK rage bursting forth very quickly when the little Fat Wun is denied his daily supply of hacked American entertainment downloads.
He'll be back on the airwaves very shortly, no doubt, promising total nuclear annihilation for those responsible, once he's ID'ed them .... :(

23rd Dec 2014, 02:07
From their press conference yesterday it sounds as if China has lost patience and turned off the taps. SK simultaneously blocking 4G from their side?

Never discount Anonymous, though.

It can be a free-for-all though, as after Obama's comment the blame can always be laid at Uncle Sam's door regardless.

So, a general Season's Greetings from the world community.

West Coast
23rd Dec 2014, 02:30
While my money is on the US govt, Sony has deep pockets and is embarrassed and pissed off. How hard would it be for them to knock off a 1990s Internet system?

23rd Dec 2014, 02:43
Some 14 year old in a basement in Baltimore is probably leaning on his mate's shoulder, looking at the screen and saying
"Did you do that? Wicked sick!"

He will shortly after be visited by five dudes from the FBI all wearing black suits and Oakleys, told that even his empty pizza box is now classified, and.........................offered a job with the NSA starting at $100k

23rd Dec 2014, 03:27
Never, ever threaten to blow up the White House at Christmas.

23rd Dec 2014, 03:49
Never, ever threaten to blow up the White House at Christmas.

Or on Fourth of July. Young Kim should watch Independence Day on Netflix.....

oh wait.

23rd Dec 2014, 05:09
Related read here, especially the last paragraph.
Anonymous Announces Vengeance On North Korea For Sony Hack With #OpRIPNK (http://www.inquisitr.com/1691688/anonymous-announces-vengeance-on-north-korea-for-sony-hack-with-opripnk/)

Written on 19 December.
"Anonymous hasn’t stated explicitly what it aims to do to North Korea over the Sony hack, but past efforts from the hacker collective suggest that Kim Jong Un might find official computer systems nonfunctional in days to come."

23rd Dec 2014, 05:33
It must be Anonymous - because that nice Mr Obama wouldn't authorise something like that, would he?

23rd Dec 2014, 11:52
BBC News - Sony hack: North Korea back online after internet outage (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30584093)

23rd Dec 2014, 18:27
Sony is now going to release the movie the "Interview" in select theaters in the US on Christmas Day. Those theaters are in California, Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Texas, and Virginia.

"Kim Jong Un-done" :E

Perhaps more theaters and theater chains will follow suit, one can only hope.

Low Flier
24th Dec 2014, 00:53
"Look! I'm in Horrywood.
The outage was only make believe."

24th Dec 2014, 03:23
Caption Time:

See, there I am on PPRuNe. Everyone thinks I live in New Zealand. They will never know it's me. Stupid Americans.

John Hill
24th Dec 2014, 05:10

Look here, this is the trailer for my new film "General Sherman", we told them to stay away but would they listen?... hell no! So we caught them and used them for medical experiments, stupid Americans and their stupid friends.

General Sherman incident - New World Encyclopedia (http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/General_Sherman_incident)

24th Dec 2014, 07:28
must be very deep - or what does he need the binoculars for?

24th Dec 2014, 10:19
They look like binoculars but they are actually a pair of cylindrical flasks filled with 20 year old Scotch.The eyepieces unscrew.