As Twitchy reported earlier, the guy in Hawaii who panicked everyone with a false incoming ballistic missile alert has been “reassigned” for the time being during an investigation.
Administrator just told me: The person in #Hawaii's Emergency Management agency Warning Point who sent out the inbound #missile message to the public has been "reassigned" during an investigation but not relieved of duty.
— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) January 15, 2018
“Warning Point?” Where have we (maybe) seen those words before? Could it have been in a July 2017 Associated Press photo of Jeffrey Wong, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency’s operations officer?
Did anyone catch this? An Anon did. Wong left the password is on the sticky note at the HI alert system. If he's working for us, he needs to tighten up. pic.twitter.com/ozyVwkWR6P
— Swamp Drainer (@FedupWithSwamp) January 16, 2018
The original AP photo accompanied stories in several newspapers and magazines last summer and it’s true — on the monitors pictured behind Wong are sticky notes. And, when zoomed in sufficiently, they seem to show the words “Password Warningpoint2.”
Good Lord… You can't make this up. https://t.co/AdFTEEm7UY
— Jack Ball (@JackBall) January 16, 2018
Good God. https://t.co/oboqJywcP3
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) January 16, 2018
The password to the Hawaii alert system on a post it note stuck to the face of the monitor. Broadcast live on TV for the whole world to see. Government total incompetence on display. https://t.co/y8jmplFPS5
— name redacted (@nameredacted5) January 16, 2018
Not to mention that’s a terrible password. Who’d even need to write that down?
The term that needs to be introduced to this office is "Operations Security" https://t.co/Mw7jY6yf5T
— Edward L. Green (@greenedwardl) January 16, 2018
Maybe it’s a Photoshop? If we’re lucky?
Maybe it's a honeypot.
…I'll keep dreaming. https://t.co/Zk1oQy8JpT
— John D. Alden (@roughcoat13) January 16, 2018
Even if it’s not *the* password, anyone putting passwords on post-its on a monitor in 2018 needs to be shot out of a cannon. https://t.co/WagtGR2sOM
— m/ (Ο﹏Ο) m/ (@EdVanTassell) January 16, 2018