Whoops: North Korea Accidentally Let the World See Its Internet — And It Only Has 28 Sites


For the first time in history, North Korea's never-before-seen Internet was made available for the rest of the world to see.

Whether it was a hack or a glitch in their system, remains to be known, but based on what was discovered, it seems that Kim Jong Un’s regime has allowed a total of 28 websites in total to be registered.

CNBC reports:

Someone in North Korea is in a lot of trouble.

The secretive state somehow accidentally opened access to all the websites hosted on its servers, revealing that it only has 28 registered domains.

On Monday at around 10 p.m. Pacific time, North Korea’s nameserver – that contains information about all of the “.kp” websites – was misconfigured, allowing it to be accessed. This meant Matthew Bryant, a researcher, was able to access the domain names and some of the file data about the site.

Bryant dumped all of this on Github – a site that hosts computer code. It’s the first real look into the secret online world of the hermit state North Korea.

North Korea is one of the most mysterious countries on the planet. We know nothing of it other than what is often spoken of by the media, which paints a picture of evil and incompetence.

The country is often portrayed as the most policed and censored in the world.

Interestingly, the Western media want us to believe this regime is a major nuclear threat but their internet seems like something from the stone age of web development.

Here’s a few creenshots of the sites, as posted by NorthKoreaTech.org. Most of the sites seem to display obvious propaganda that is easy to see through. Clearly the country has yet to catch up to the sophisticated methods of the West.

And here is what North Korea views as “national insurance”:

Reddit posted a list of all the websites and what they are in the event that the link no longer works anymore:

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