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.