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Reddit Successfully Brings Down North Korea's Entire Propaganda-Filled Internet

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Reddit Successfully Brings Down North Korea's Entire Propaganda-Filled Internet

In one of the strangest (yet incredible) stories we've heard in a long time, Reddit brought down the whole of North Korea's propaganda-filled internet.

Kim Jong-Un is presumably furious after something went wrong and all 28 websites on North Korea's 'version' of the internet were opened to anyone. Usually, only inhabitants of North Korea have access. However, it's thought that only a couple of thousand North Koreans have ever seen it as the country only has 1,024 IP addresses for 25 million people.

A list of all of them appeared on Reddit, and as people flooded the pages in an attempt to see what the fuck it was on about, they all crashed.

Every. Last. One.

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The Mirror reports that there was some kind of 'technical slip-up' which allowed experts at GitHub to get access.

Github posted onto their website: "One of North Korea's top level name servers was accidentally configured to allow global [Domain Name System] transfers. This allows anyone who performs [a zone transfer request] to the country's ns2.kptc.kp name server to get a copy of the nation's top level DNS data."

Weirdly, there appears to be a travel website. But, as most people know, inhabitants of North Korea aren't actually allowed to leave the country. Strange.

Check out these screengrabs (that have been translated to English).

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You won't be able to access the sites themselves because, you know... Reddit broke it. And we're all very sad about that.

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What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image credit: PA Images/Reddit Logo

Topics: Internet, Kim Jong Un, North Korea

Mel Ramsay
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