BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — The war of words between the U.S. and North Korea grows more heated. The communist country now having problems with their own internet after vowing to strike back against White House amid accusations they’re behind the Sony cyber attack.
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For 48 hours, North Korea has been battle an internet black out. Monday’s online crash comes as the communist community threatens new attacks against the White House and Pentagon over allegations that they’re behind the Sony Picture hacking.
“North Korea is full of propaganda. They threaten this country, they threaten to attack the U.S. Capitol,” ranking intelligence committee member, Maryland’s Dutch Ruppersberger said.
Ruppersberger wouldn’t reveal if North Korea’s internet crash is U.S. retaliating, but he says North Korea needs to own up to its role.
“North Korea has been caught and now they’re trying to find a way to get out of the problem,” Ruppersberger said.
The FBI said North Korea is behind the cyber attack, which ultimately forced thousands of emails to be leaked days before the movie, The Interview, was set to hit theaters.
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“I think it was an act of cyber vandalism, that was very costly, very expensive,” President Obama said.
President Obama vows to responds to whether through financial sanctions, or re-listing North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.
When asked how do we hold North Korea accountable….
“You’ll find out after our response,” Ruppersberger said.
We learn late Monday night, North Korea’s internet is back up and running after its nine hour black out.
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