DEVELOPING – North Korea was experiencing widespread Internet outages on Monday, and one expert said the country’s online access was “totally down.”
It was not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at Sony Pictures Entertainment that the FBI last week linked to North Korea.
President Obama on Friday said the U.S. government would respond but didn’t say how.
State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that of the federal government responses, “some will be seen, some may not be seen.”
Doug Madory, director of Internet analysis at Dyn Research, said the Internet connectivity problems were discovered in the last 24 hours and have gotten progressively worse to the point that “North Korea’s totally down.”
“We have no new information to share regarding North Korea today,” Bernadette Meehan, White House National Security Council spokesperson, told Fox News. “We have no new information to share regarding North Korea today. If in fact North Korea’s Internet has gone down, we’d refer you to that government for comment.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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