Dear Planet Earth,
Seriously — WTF?! If you’ve been on any website in the past 24 hours, you’ve undoubtedly seen this threatening message floating through cyberspace. Like the last two cryptic messages that posted themselves, this latest one has some characters written on a different keyboard layout. This time, however, the message switches from the foreign alphabet (Arabic) into the English one, and goes to great lengths to deride our civilization for ruining the planet, or “surface world.”
I’m tempted to once again just write these messages off as an elaborate hoax by Anonymous or Lulzsec or some other hacker group hoping to take advantage of our collective lack of communication. But then there’s the smaller, more pragmatic voice inside me that I never listen to, suggesting that this may actually be the real McCoy, our unknown villains with the power to create earthquakes and worldwide media blackouts. Thank God I don’t listen to that voice.
Dear Planet Earth,
Well, that was weird. I couldn’t access the blog for a while, and as you can probably see, there’s a strange message that posted itself on October 16th. This same message has appeared on almost every other blog on the Internet and most news sites. It looks like it’s written in Russian or some other Cyrillic language, but my friend from Serbia claims it just looks like a bunch of gibberish.
Experts are saying that it’s more likely that the text was meant to be written on a different keyboard layout. The blame is naturally being put on the meddlesome hacker groups, LulzSec and Anonymous, whose recent pranks have made everyone (who doesn’t know how to use a computer) panic and set their computers on fire. Whatever’s the cause, one thing is clear: none of us can ever be completely safe.
It’s now day two of radio silence from Uganda.