North Korea Tech

North Korea Tech is a US-based blog authored by Martyn Williams which covers consumer electronics and technology developments in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.[1] According to Williams, he was inspired to start the blog after a 15-year stint as a Tokyo-based correspondent for IDG News Service during which he became interested in the "knowledge and prosperity gap between North and South Korea."[2]

The site has broken stories about North Korean cell phones, internet domains, and online TV services[1] and has been cited by Agence France Press,[3] Vice Magazine,[4] and Tech Crunch,[5] among others.

It was the victim of a DDoS attack on 2016.[6]


  1. ^ a b "North Korea Tech". NK News. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  2. ^ "About North Korea Tech". North Korea Tech. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  3. ^ "North Korea unveils 'secure, homemade' smartphone". Sydney Morning Herald. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  4. ^ Mead, Derek (2013). "Anonymous' Attack on North Korea Didn't Go As Well As Planned". Vice. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  5. ^ Shu, Catherine (26 March 2013). "North Korea Cuts Off 3G Access For Foreign Visitors Just Weeks After Allowing It". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 23 January 2014.
  6. ^ "DDOS over, North Korea Tech is back".

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