Web outage hardly stirs North Korea

Dec 25, 2014

Web outage hardly stirs North Korea

North Korea’s Internet went down this week after an apparent attack, but most of its citizens will not have noticed the difference in a country that does its level best to block external influences, according to experts. The mysterious blackout has enveloped North Korea ...

Dec 23, 2014

North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages; U.S. mum

North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.” The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible. President Barack Obama said ...

Why Sony hack isn't front page news in Japan

Dec 21, 2014

Why Sony hack isn't front page news in Japan

by Tomoko A. Hosaka

The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s biggest newspaper, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn’t about hacking. It was about its struggling tablet business. Over at wire service Kyodo News, just after the FBI formally blamed North Korea for the cyberattack, ...

Impoverished North falls back on cyberwarfare

Dec 21, 2014

Impoverished North falls back on cyberwarfare

As one of the world’s most impoverished powers, North Korea would struggle to match America’s military or economic might, but appears to have settled on a relatively cheap method of tormenting its foe. According to the U.S. government, Kim Jong Un’s autocratic pariah state ...

Dec 21, 2014

U.S. asks China to help on North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China to help block cyberattacks from North Korea as it weighs a response to the crippling hack of Sony Pictures, a U.S. official said Saturday. “We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns ...

U.S. lacks options in Sony hacking debacle

| Dec 20, 2014

U.S. lacks options in Sony hacking debacle

President Barack Obama vowed Friday to punish North Korea for hacking a Hollywood studio, but Washington’s options are limited and Pyongyang’s economic weakness is a surprising strength. No one expects the United States to launch a military strike against a nuclear-armed provocateur, but sanctions ...

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

Dec 20, 2014

Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond “in a place and manner and time that we choose” to the hacking attack ...

2012 Aurora movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

Dec 20, 2014

2012 Aurora movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision

When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threatened violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the flick’s big-screen life was all but sealed. Even though law enforcement didn’t deem the threats of violence credible ...