I nearly had a heart attack !

Adrian and Nuala at summit on Canal du Marne a Rhin

Adrian and Nuala at summit on Canal du Marne a Rhin

I was worried- someone from Korea was looking at the blog!

I know our blog is well read. We now have up to 3,500 views per month – but why are Koreans looking at it? Are we about to get a cyber-attack like Sony?

On Monday after putting up the post I had a look at which countries, our readers come from. (We use the WordPress platform to write our blog and its gives lots of information on how much traffic the blog gets and how people find the blog).

So, for interest I had a look through the country statistics. I could see we had people visiting (in order of highest numbers) from;

Ireland -good

France -good

Germany -good (I assume people we know or have met on the voyage through Germany)

America – good (some of these readers are likely to include, my grand uncle Brendan Carroll and his son James)

Brazil -? (Oh that has to be Lydia Byrne, daughter of Nuala’s friend, Susan). That’s ok!

Korea !!!!  Am I the target of Kim Jong- un? Is my blog about to be fried!  I looked again and saw that the traffic was from The Republic of Korea. Is that North Korea or South?  I did not know, so I looked up it on Internet.

Sony Pictures photo courtesy www.engadget.com

Sony Pictures
photo courtesy http://www.engadget.com

On Wikipedia I found the following information “The Sony Pictures hack was a release of confidential data belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment on November 24, 2014. The data included personal information about Sony Pictures employees and their families, e-mails between employees, information about executive salaries at the company, copies of unreleased Sony films, and other information. The hackers called themselves the “Guardians of Peace” or “GOP” and demanded the cancellation of the planned release of the film ‘The Interview’, a comedy about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. United States intelligence officials allege the hack was sponsored by North Korea, but North Korea has denied all responsibility, and some experts have cast doubt on the evidence.”

Kim John-un and Generals photo courtsy dailymail.co.uk

Kim John-un and Generals
photo courtesy dailymail.co.uk

Then I found that South Korea is officially called the Republic of Korea. Ironically, North Korea is officially called the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Phew what a relief! It has to be someone in South Korea. But still I immediately took the option of registering for the improved security option on the web site.

Now whoever is logging in from South Korea can you let me know who you are?

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