WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – There has never been such widespread computer outage in government history as what millions of Americans are experiencing today. There are also reports of computer breakdowns in many parts of the world.
If you’re trying to renew your driver’s license online, or signing up for Obamacare, or tracking a shipment on USPS.com, good luck, you won’t be able to get through.
Dark screens and failed Internet connections are the order of the day today which happens to be Cyber Monday. You are also most likely to miss your connecting flights on your way back from your Thanksgiving holiday travel.
This is not a case of hacking or computer virus attack. It’s just government employees using their work computers to shop online. They don’t want to miss out on all the great deals out there.
So be patient. Better still, postpone your online government transactions till tomorrow. Join in and shop till you drop!
SAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – When one criticizes or makes fun of North Korea or its leader Kim Jong-un, there are severe consequences.
We all know about the infamous hacking of Sony Pictures’ email account which many believe to be the work of North Korea in retaliation for the film, ‘The Interview’ whose plot revolves around the assassination of Kim.
Well, everyone who saw last night’s Golden Globes knows that North Korea was once again the object of ridicule. Thanks to the award show’s segments that featured Korean American comedian Margaret Cho posing as a North Korean general obsessed with American entertainment, complete with the all too familiar Korean military attire, powdered face and distinctive accent.
The consequence? Cho’s Facebook and email accounts were hacked and North Korea once again is the suspect.
In the next few days, we expect compromising and x-rated photos of Cho and damaging email conversations she has had with close friends to surface on the Internet.
Let’s just hope North Korea decides to skip the photos.
Seoul, South Korea (The Adobo Chronicles) – North Korea may have the sophistication to launch a cyber attack on Sony Pictures, but advisers to its leader Kim Jong-un lack the knowledge about geography.
Following the now infamous Sony Pictures hack which led to the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of the film, ‘The Interview,’ President Obama promised to respond “proportionately” to the attack, and that Washington is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism. (The film is a comedy whose plot revolves around the assassination of the North Korean leader).
In response, North Korea has warned of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and “the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism.” That means Hawaii and Alaska have been spared of the threat.
The National Defense Commission, led by Kim, warned that its 1.2 million-member army is ready to use all types of warfare against the U.S.
Apparently, Kim’s close advisers didn’t know or failed to tell him that the “U.S. Mainland” does not include the 49th and 50th states of the United States.
So Americans living in Hawaii and Alaska can relax and not worry about any potential attack on their states from North Korea.