Obama pledged a response to North Korea last week
Researchers report that North Korea’s internet has gone dark today.

The New York Times reports the network failure or probable take down is one of the worst in years.

North Korea’s internet is managed by Star Joint Venture, a state-run company that routes much of its traffic through China Unicom, China’s state-owned telecommunications company.

According analysts, North Korea began experiencing problems on Friday after Obama pledged a response to the unsubstantiated claim the government of Kim Jong-un was responsible for a hack at Sony Pictures after the movie studio produced a film portraying the murder of Jong-un.