A US Hacker Blasted North Korea off the Internet Following Missile Tests
Last month, as North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un oversaw a series of sabre-rattling hypersonic missile tests, cyber attacks disrupted the country's internet infrastructure.
The finger of suspicion pointed at nation states in the West, who might have launched the distributed denial-of-service attacks, which reportedly, at their height, took down "all traffic to and from North Korea."
However, in an interview with Wired, an independent hacker known only as P4x has claimed sole credit.
P4x claims that he was himself hacked by North Korean spies just over a year ago, as part of a campaign that deployed zero-day vulnerabilities against security researchers.
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