Internet goes down in North Korea as South Korean nuke plant hacked

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Although Kim Jong-un’s North Korea denied hacking Sony Pictures, the regime did say that the cyberattack was a “righteous deed.”Photo: Getty Images

WASHINGTON — There was cyber-intrigue on both ends of the Korean peninsula Monday, as North Korea’s connection to the Internet went on the fritz and a South Korean nuclear power facility got hacked.

The downed Internet connections in the North occurred just days after President Obama vowed to respond to what the FBI says was a North Korean-backed hack of Sony Entertainment.

Obama said the US would respond “at a place and time and manner that we choose,” though it was impossible to verify the cause of North Korea’s connectivity issues.

Written by Geoff Earle
Read more at The New York Post

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