Access to major North Korean websites remained unstable on Friday for the fourth day following a US hint at cyber retaliation last week and even the home page of the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) was blocked as of now, Yonhap News Agency said.
While the KCNA website could be accessed intermittently, access to the home pages of other major websites including Uriminzokkiri, Ryugyong and Air Koryo have remained unstable.
On Tuesday, North Korea’s internet connection went down completely amid speculation of the US retaliation, spelt out by US President Barack Obama to show a “proportional” response to the recent hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Though North Korea denied its involvement, US probing agency FBI has zeroed in on North Korea for the massive hacking bid on Sony ten days ago threatening the Hollywood studio against the release of its comedy film “The Interview” depicting the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. (With inputs from IANS)