The Sony hack was a ploy to keep Kim Jong Un safe from the UN — and it’s working – Vox

http://www.vox.com/2014/12/29/7460277/north-korea-sony-icc

So what was North Korea after? Suki Kim suggests, in Slate, a very compelling theory: North Korea wants to distract from a landmark United Nations effort to refer North Korea’s leadership to the International Criminal Court, which is nearing its final stages.

Now THIS is the first article I’ve read that makes any sense over the whole North Korea thing.

NORAD: Santa Travels to North Korea to Deliver Presents

(Today is THE day for news huh??)

NORAD does not dictate Santa’s route, military officials have repeatedly said, but tracks him wherever he goes. NORAD officials, who every year craft an elaborate website that purports to track the “jolly old elf,” said Santa travels wherever children believe in him. Earlier, NORAD said its Santa Tracker cyberdefenses are prepared to handle any potential attack, including from North Korea.

Wait what?

 NORAD said its Santa Tracker cyberdefenses are prepared to handle any potential attack, including from North Korea

Right….after the whole Sony/Nuclear Plant Hack media fiasco, just what kind of ‘presents’ is he actually delivering to North Korea huh?!

North Korea’s internet goes dark

Over the weekend, as North Korean officials demanded a “joint investigation” into the Sony attacks and denied culpability — an assertion the United States rejected — Internet service began to get wobbly. By early Monday, the Internet went as dark as one of those satellite photographs showing the impoverished country by night.

Given their limited connectivity, I wouldn’t be surprise if it could be taken down by a single computer at someone’s house.