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North Korean internet outages caused by lone US hacker seeking payback

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  • An American hacker took down several North Korean websites as revenge for the alleged attack carried out by the hermit nation against him in January 2021.
  • The hacker, only identified by his handle P4x, launched a “Denial of Service” (DoS) attack on North Korea’s internet that has caused major outages for the past two weeks.
  • He reportedly took advantage of the vulnerabilities he found in the country's internet security.
  • “It's pretty interesting how easy it was to actually have some effect in there,” P4x said.

A U.S. man has reportedly managed to single-handedly take down most of North Korea’s websites from the comfort of his living room after the hermit nation allegedly targeted him with a cyber attack last year.

The hacker, only identified by his handle P4x, took matters into his own hands after the U.S. government failed to provide help following the North Korean cyber attack in late January 2021, according to Wired.

China launches effort to ‘purify’ the internet ahead of Lunar New Year celebration, Winter Games

China’s internet watchdog has launched a “purification” campaign to “clean up” Chinese social media users’ “illegal” online content as Lunar New Year and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing draw near.

The country’s cybersecurity regulator, Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), revealed the regulations it will implement amid its month-long initiative on Tuesday, ranging from crackdowns on cyberbullying and online fraud to content featuring soft pornography, suicide and violence, according to Insider.

Frustrated man in China sets fire to ‘slow’ internet cables, causes days-long internet shutdown for thousands

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  • A Chinese man took out his frustration on a public telecommunications box with optical fiber network cables by setting it on fire with a lighter and a napkin.
  • The man was allegedly aggravated because of the “slow” connection of the Internet cafe he was in.
  • The damage caused several buildings in the area — including a public hospital and 4,000 households and offices — to lose their internet connection for up to two days.
  • He has been sentenced to seven years in jail for "destroying public telecommunications facilities."

A Chinese court has sentenced a man to seven years of imprisonment for allegedly setting a telecommunications box on fire because the Internet was reportedly “slow.”

The man, only identified by his surname Lan, was sentenced on Monday for the incident that occurred in China’s autonomous region of Guangxi in June 2021, according to Agence France-Presse via The Straits Times.

Chinese lab claims world record with 6G breakthrough, 10 to 20 times faster than 5G

  • A state-run lab in China has reportedly recorded the world's fastest wireless transmission speed of 206.25 gigabits per second (Gbps) via 6G.
  • The recorded speed was about 10 to 20 times faster than those of most 5G networks.
  • Experts predict that the commercial rollout of 6G technology could occur as early as 2028.

A government-backed lab based in the Chinese city of Nanjing recently announced a massive achievement in sixth-generation (6G) mobile network technology. 

Researchers at Purple Mountain Laboratories revealed in a statement that they “achieved a wireless transmission speed of 206.25 gigabits per second (Gbps), a world record for real-time wireless transmission,” reported South China Morning Post

Chinese Citizens Will Now Have to Scan Their Faces To Use the Internet

China has taken its internet censorship one step further by releasing a new regulation requiring its citizens to pass a facial recognition test before they can have their internet installed or buy a new phone.

According to Daily Mail, this new law, which will take effect starting December 1, will require those who’d like to subscribe to an internet plan to get their faces scanned by Chinese authorities to prove their identity.

What is ‘UwU’ and Why Do People Keep Saying It?

Memes are hard. Not only are we struggling as a society to understand where these staples of internet irony source from, half the time we’re not sure what they mean in the first place.

Not to worry. NextShark has you covered today on a particularly viral meme — one that sources from anime fixations and kawaii energy. We’re referring, of course, to “uwu,” which is…an emoticon? A noise? Both?

South Korea Fines Facebook $369,400 for Throttling Its User’s Connections

South Korea’s telecom authority is fining Facebook for illegally limiting user access which resulted in slowed connections in 2016 and 2017.

On March 21, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said that Facebook violated the law after rerouting some users’ access to networks in Hong Kong or the United States — instead of local internet service providers (ISPs) — without due notification.

Meet the Indian American Man Destroying the Open Internet As We Know It

In the year of nuclear-wielding dictators and influential sexual predators, 44-year-old Ajit Pai has managed to become one of the most hated people known to the internet.

The former Verizon employee, who currently chairs the United States Federal Communication Commission, has earned everybody’s ire after vowing to destroy the open internet by axing current net neutrality rules.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Begs Net Neutrality ‘Activists’ to Stop Harassing his Wife and Kids

The Federal Communications Commission has come under fire for its attempt to rollback net neutrality, and caught in the crossfire between the U.S. government and activists is FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family.

Pai spoke with Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Monday and addressed a rather disturbing sign believed to have been posted outside of his home. As seen in a tweet by Brendan Bordelon, the sign reads, They will come to know the truth. Dad murdered Democracy in cold blood.