The latest reports revealed that a single hacker could take down the North Korean Internet, Wired notes. Check out the exciting details below.
According to the reports, on January 26, North Korea News reported that a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack took the “entire country” off the Internet, following on from a smaller attack on January 14.
“It’s common for one server to go offline for some periods of time, but these incidents have seen all web properties go offline concurrently.”
This is what cybersecurity researcher Junade Ali, who monitors North Korean servers and websites, told Reuters.
Ali continued and revealed:
“It isn’t common to see their entire internet dropped offline.”
It’s also important to note the fact that the incidents took place shortly after North Korean tests, and it would be reasonable to assume that the attack was a response by governments opposed to the regime, IFL Science notes.
The same online publication mentioned above notes that a single hacker, who has provided evidence to Wired, has claimed responsibility for the hack.
He also made sure to tell the news organization that he conducted it from his home in the US while watching Aliens in his pajama pants and eating spicy corn snacks.
“I want them to understand that if you come at us, it means some of your infrastructure is going down for a while,” he told Wired.
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Anyway, other than this, the world continues to live under the coronavirus sign, although things are starting to get better with every passing day.
It’s been just revealed that an extremely important pharmaceutical executive is saying that pandemic-related restrictions could be relaxed.
This is happening as cases decline in some areas following a surge of the milder Omicron variant.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a former director of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and current board member at Pfizer.
“I think certainly on the East Coast, where you see cases declining dramatically, we need to be willing to lean in and do that very soon I think as conditions improve we have to be willing to relax some of these measures with the same speed that we put them in place.”
Stay tuned for more juicy news.