After the N. Korean government called President Obama a monkey, and blamed him for the release of The Interview, the country’s Internet and mobile networks were attacked and shut down.
According to the BBC, the N. Korean regime said in a statement,
In a statement issued on Saturday, North Korea’s NDC spokesman denounced the US for screening the “dishonest and reactionary movie hurting the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK [North Korea] and agitating terrorism”.
President Obama, the statement said, “is the chief culprit who forced the Sony Pictures Entertainment to indiscriminately distribute the movie”, blackmailing cinemas in the US.
It added: “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest.”
Perhaps it was a coincidence, but the Internet and 3G mobile network has been paralyzed by an attack. NBC News reported, “Analysts at global Internet performance firm Dyn Research also reported that North Korea appeared to be suffering another countrywide online blackout. ‘This time, there wasn’t the hours of routing instability that presaged the outage like last time,” said Doug Madory, Dyn’s director of Internet analysis. “If an outside force took it down again, it did it more efficiently than the previous incident.'”
The U.S. government has said nothing, but it is a striking coincidence that after the N. Korean regime called the President Of The United States a monkey, their Internet, and mobile networks were shut down. These are either some very patriotic hackers, or the United States isn’t playing games.
The N. Koreans made a big mistake when they hacked Sony, and threatened 9/11 style terror attacks. The Interview has since been released. Their attempt at censorship backfired. The Interview has been released, and someone is determined to smash North Korea’s ability to engage in cyber attacks ever again.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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