SINGAPORE (Reuters) - North Korea's internet links have been restored, but it is not clear how stable they are, the U.S.-based internet monitoring company Dyn said on Tuesday. "The question for the next few hours is whether it will return to the unstable fluctuations we saw before the outage," Jim Cowie, chief scientist for the company, said in a telephone call. (Reporting by Jeremy Wagstaff; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan and Alex Richardson)
North Korea's Internet has gone dark amid rumors of US retaliation over its alleged hacking of a Hollywood studio, just as the pariah state came under attack at the UN over its rights record. It was not clear who or what had shut down Pyongyang's web connections, but cyber experts said the eccentric dictatorship's already limited connections had gone completely offline. North Korea has just four networks on the global Internet, compared to 150,000 in the United States. All of North Korea's routing is done through China Netcom, which is now part of China Unicom, Zmijewski said.