Humor: In light of Sony’s hacking troubles, we may have something else to credit to the dear leader of North Korea

Humor: In light of Sony’s hacking troubles, we may have something else to credit to the dear leader of North Korea
If by some chance you have not been paying attention, Sony was in the news a lot the past several days, but not because of anything mobile related. It looks like Sony Entertainment was the target and victim of an extremely effective hack, so far attributed to the North Koreans.

At issue is the movie studio’s now canceled plans to release a movie, The Interview, which was a satire about two unlikely guys getting recruited to kill Kim Jong Un, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s “dear leader.”

DPRK makes the news here occasionally when something related to mobile comes along, whether it is a copy of a mobile operating system for a tablet with no internet access, or a fancy new smartphone that is a copy of a cheap-even-by-Chinese-standards technology, or even the existence of mobile service itself given the country has trouble keeping the lights on.

It turns out there may be quite a bit we can attribute to Kim Jong Un, like bigger iPhones, and the fact that the original cast of the first Star Wars trilogy will be part of Episode VII. While Sony was making waves bowing to demands from the hermit kingdom, other news was made this week too, with the introduction of the new (old) BlackBerry Classic.

BlackBerry made a big deal catering to the ultra-faithful BlackBerry user, all the way down to sub-3.5-inch screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and three-generation-old Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU to power the whole shebang. Of course, even with specs like that, it is a space shuttle compared to what is on the shelf in the store in Pyongyang. O, thank you dear leader.

source: The Joy of Tech



3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Why you do dis Kim? Isn't there some way to watch a pre-release version of the movie on a torrent site or something?...

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

he could buy a ticket as well

6. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

He is a mass murderer!! Wish one day he would be trial as such.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this is what happens when you put a young murderous idiot in charge of a country and let him do whatever he wants. His uncle needs to bend him over a knee and spank him... oh wait.. he murdered that uncle... crap. Who's got the nuke codes?

9. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013


10. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh look, a Joy of Tech comic that manages to shoehorn in an Apple reference. Color me shocked.

13. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Is it just me or does Kim look like special needs in the final panel?

17. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

he never looks normal for starters

14. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

this kim guy is no different from alot of powers that be in the speaking of hacking, the U.S. government is hacking different countries, organizations, and maybe you for all we know this sony news is just another day in the hacking/espionage war that goes on all over the world.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It was a competitor of Sony Pictures that had them hacked. Only sheeple think it was North Korea.

16. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

phonearena, you are offending the GREAT LEADER. prepare to be hacked! better secure those logins and SSS details now.

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