North Korea gets a second connection to the Internet

North Korea gets a second connection to the Internet

The new link connects the country to a Russian state-owned company

Thursday, October 5, 2017

North Korea has obtained a second connection to the Internet. 

The secretive state has only one connection prior to its new one - which connects it to Unicom in China. 

Now, Le Figaro is reporting the regime in Pyongyang has connected to a Russian state-owned company. 

The link to the company TransTeleCom was detected by analysts from Dyn Research, which measures global cyber-connectivity. 

A representative from a security company said the new connection would allow North Korea to better defend against cyber attacks. 

The country has a reserve of around 6,600 specialists in cyber attacks, according to the South Korean Defence Industry.