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North Korea's internet is back on

After mysteriously going offline Monday, North Korea is back on the internet.

Internet performance analyst Dyn Research reports that North Korea's internet downtime lasted nine hours and 31 minutes. Analysts suggest that the internet outage wasn't state sponsored, since it was so short in time. While some suspect the U.S. may be behind the outage in response to North Korea's Sony hack and related terrorist threats surrounding The Interview, no one has claimed responsibility.

It wouldn't take much to hack North Korea. Matthew Prince, co-founder of the internet company Cloudflare, told Time that North Korea's internet is vulnerable enough to be attacked by "a 15-year-old kid in a Guy Fawkes mask."