When the Internet in North Korea crashed this week for nearly 10 hours, it's unlikely that many of the reclusive nation's millions of residents noticed.
That's because so few North Koreans have access to the Internet, and when they do, they see a very different online world than what most other people outside of the country experience when they log on, experts say. There technically is an Internet that only a very small fraction of the population, including government employees or select university students, can access.
...Williams estimated that the number of people who regularly use the Internet in North Korea was probably somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 people, and since Monday's attack took place in the evening hours local time, the number of people who noticed would be far less.
Doug Madory, the director of Internet analysis for Internet performance management company Dyn Research, told ABC News that the country's virtual footprint is "inordinately small."