China’s Xinhua news agency is reporting that North Korea’s Internet is “paralyzed”again, but this time its 3G mobile networks are down as well. Internet connectivity was still inaccessible as of 21:30 local time, according to Xinhua and reported by Reuters.
The latest reported outage comes hours after the North Korean government called President Obama a “monkey” and blamed the U.S. for the Internet disruptions, after the U.S. pinned the blame on North Korea for the Sony hack attack. The White House has not responded to the latest accusations by North Korea. The government is furious about Sony’s comedy The Interview, in which leader Kim Jong-un Kim is assassinated by a bumbling talk-show producer (Seth Rogen) and host (James Franco). Obama promised the U.S. would “respond proportionally to the attack, and in a place and time that we choose”. North Korea has denied responsibility for the Sony attack.