North Korea's Internet connection goes cold just days after President Obama promised a response

Shawn Knight

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Just days after the United States pointed the finger at North Korea for the Sony Pictures hack, the country's connection to the Internet has gone cold.

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cliffordcooley

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All brought to you by a group of irresponsible people. DDoS does nothing to strengthen the credibility of anyone's cause, not as an attack or as retaliation. It only proves we like playing games with each other. And the games will continue under these non-preventative measures.
 
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davislane1

All brought to you by a group of irresponsible people. DDoS does nothing to strengthen the credibility of anyone's cause, not as an attack or as retaliation. It only proves we like playing games with each other. And the games will continue under these non-preventative measures.
When a punk kid walks up to you and socks you in the jaw, you look him back in the eye and proceed to knock him the **** out. If you respond by kindly asking the punk what his problem is, attempt to reason with the bastard or threaten to call his mommy, you, in that very instant, become his *****.

When leading world powers are seen by punk nations as weak/unwilling to retaliate, the consequences are generally far worse than the fallout consequent of asserting one's own dominance.
 
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So we already do have the kill switch. :)

Wonder how fast this can escalate into a nuclear war...over a movie. :(
 

Jamesbrah

TS Enthusiast
All brought to you by a group of irresponsible people. DDoS does nothing to strengthen the credibility of anyone's cause, not as an attack or as retaliation. It only proves we like playing games with each other. And the games will continue under these non-preventative measures.
When a punk kid walks up to you and socks you in the jaw, you look him back in the eye and proceed to knock him the **** out. If you respond by kindly asking the punk what his problem is, attempt to reason with the bastard or threaten to call his mommy, you, in that very instant, become his *****.

When leading world powers are seen by punk nations as weak/unwilling to retaliate, the consequences are generally far worse than the fallout consequent of asserting one's own dominance.
Just the type of meathead 'murica' response I expected. As usual, violence is the key..
 
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davislane1

Just the type of meathead 'murica' response I expected. As usual, violence is the key..
An alleged network attack is violence? For an enlightened thinker, you sure seem to have difficulty grasping the finer points of metaphor.
 

yRaz

Nigerian Prince
All brought to you by a group of irresponsible people. DDoS does nothing to strengthen the credibility of anyone's cause, not as an attack or as retaliation. It only proves we like playing games with each other. And the games will continue under these non-preventative measures.
When a punk kid walks up to you and socks you in the jaw, you look him back in the eye and proceed to knock him the **** out. If you respond by kindly asking the punk what his problem is, attempt to reason with the bastard or threaten to call his mommy, you, in that very instant, become his *****.

When leading world powers are seen by punk nations as weak/unwilling to retaliate, the consequences are generally far worse than the fallout consequent of asserting one's own dominance.
Just the type of meathead 'murica' response I expected. As usual, violence is the key..
We cannot let our country be run by foreign dictators. I rarely believe the "we need to defend our freedoms" propaganda, but this is one valid case. Movie theaters are afraid to show it, streaming sites are afraid to host it and many people's identity are at risk because of these leaks. It may be a timid response, but it's really the only thing we can do aside from invading them.

Our way of life is at risk because some punk kid wants to play dictator. I'm all for his elimination. Hell, he wants to see the US dead, I say we kill him.
 

mattfrompa

TS Evangelist
All brought to you by a group of irresponsible people. DDoS does nothing to strengthen the credibility of anyone's cause, not as an attack or as retaliation. It only proves we like playing games with each other. And the games will continue under these non-preventative measures.
Without rejecting your assertion(I'm not), why exactly is this playing a game? Assuming this was done by the US, could this be the beginning of a proportional response? And if not is there something in particular you were hoping for?
 
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davislane1

We cannot let our country be run by foreign dictators. I rarely believe the "we need to defend our freedoms" propaganda, but this is one valid case. Movie theaters are afraid to show it, streaming sites are afraid to host it and many people's identity are at risk because of these leaks. It may be a timid response, but it's really the only thing we can do aside from invading them.

Our way of life is at risk because some punk kid wants to play dictator. I'm all for his elimination. Hell, he wants to see the US dead, I say we kill him.
This is North Korea we're talking about. The only way of life they would be threatening by legitimately threatening the American system is their own. Unless China honestly has their back on an offensive campaign of some sort (cyber or otherwise), Kim Jong-Un is about as high a priority as the leader of the local Hell's Angels club.

They hacked a corporation and, evidently, received a disproportionate cyber response. This squares the equation.
 
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cliffordcooley

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If you respond by kindly asking the punk what his problem is, attempt to reason with the bastard or threaten to call his mommy, you, in that very instant, become his *****.
Thank you because that is exactly how I see this topic. Until the threats become a reality, that is all this is "you're my *****" game.

Firstly I see the threats on our theaters as empty threats. Secondly threats is what makes this all so childish. Thirdly if the threats do become a reality, I'd wipe North Korea off the map. I get so tired of all these political games year after year.
 

Littleczr

TS Guru
I think the U.S can even do far worse. They have already shown that they can gain access to micro controllers.
 

FocusOnWildlife

TS Rookie
I think you are all over thinking this. Using Occom's razor I'd deduce one of the following causes for the outage:

1) North Korea is past due on it's internet bill so the ISP has suspended their privileges.
2) North Korea's ISP is Time Warner Cable.
 
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davislane1

I think you are all over thinking this. Using Occom's razor I'd deduce one of the following causes for the outage:

1) North Korea is past due on it's internet bill so the ISP has suspended their privileges.
2) North Korea's ISP is Time Warner Cable.
I present to you possibility 3: South Korea turned off guest access to the one WiFi router operating near the DMZ.
 

Bubbajim

TechSpot Staff
Staff member
All brought to you by a group of irresponsible people. DDoS does nothing to strengthen the credibility of anyone's cause, not as an attack or as retaliation. It only proves we like playing games with each other. And the games will continue under these non-preventative measures.
When a punk kid walks up to you and socks you in the jaw, you look him back in the eye and proceed to knock him the **** out. If you respond by kindly asking the punk what his problem is, attempt to reason with the bastard or threaten to call his mommy, you, in that very instant, become his *****.

When leading world powers are seen by punk nations as weak/unwilling to retaliate, the consequences are generally far worse than the fallout consequent of asserting one's own dominance.
Erm, life on this planet still exists, post- Cold War. I think your statement is just a tad flawed and outdated!
 

Kibaruk

TechSpot Paladin
Erm, life on this planet still exists, post- Cold War. I think your statement is just a tad flawed and outdated!
Erm, take a look and read the news, this is how it's being currently played EVERYWHERE, russia, ukraine, israel, iran, etc etc etc. I think your statement is just a tad flawed and outplayed!

Also, to all speculations, there is no proof USG did anything, that could've been a hackers attack against opression and for freedom of speech, there are huge activists out there.
 
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VitalyT

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Violence is a beautiful thing :)

Also, I think if it were G.W. Bush on the picture, the monitor would have been turned back forward.
 

tipstir

TS Ambassador
Sleeper country, only stands out when there is something about them! SONY vs North Korea! So this is in the news!
 

Ranger1st

TS Evangelist
Who ever the douche canoes are that are hacking are playing both ends of the field and all these mental giants are falling for it..