More Internet Problems for North Korea

Internet and 3G mobile phone networks said to be 'paralyzed'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2014 12:01 PM CST
More Internet Problems For North Korea
In this July 27, 2013, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.   (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

North Korea's Internet is down again, China's Xinhua news agency reports today via USA Today. The country's 3G mobile phone network is also said to be experiencing an outage, which Gizmodo notes is a first. The news comes on the heels of Pyongyang comparing President Obama to a monkey and accusing the US of being behind its recent Internet outages as retaliation after the Sony hacking conflict. (More North Korea stories.)

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