Facebook foul play: Cyber-criminal floods Thai government pages with specific content

An unidentified cyber-criminal hacked a quantity of official Facebook pages belonging to Thai authorities agencies and flooded them with express movies and photos. The Minister of Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, admitted that he couldn’t remedy the issue in time and urged the brand new government to take motion.
One of the affected pages, the Bangkok Provincial Education Office, created a model new Facebook page after the old one was hacked and flooded with pornography and TikTok clips of horny women dancing. On the new Facebook web page, the division reported…
“Dear followers, the previous Facebook page of the Bangkok Provincial Education Office was hacked by an unidentified particular person with malicious intentions. The department is now working to solve the difficulty. Please observe that Instant and different content posted on the former web page were unauthorized and not endorsed by our department.”
The Facebook page with the difficulty has been closed. However, the Bangkok Provincial Education Office was not the solely real goal of this cybercrime wave. Various different authorities agencies’ official Facebook pages had been additionally hacked. For instance, the Bangkok Planetarium, Baan Phaeo District Office, and the Army Radio.
Yesterday, the DES Minister, Chaiwut, reported to a quantity of Thai media businesses that his department had been conscious of the difficulty for some time. They had already shared tips on safeguarding Facebook pages with every division affected.
Chaiwut defined that each department took care of its personal Facebook page, so the safety measures had been different. He mentioned the pages could presumably be hacked regardless of how robust the security measures have been because the hackers developed their expertise every so often.
After being asked concerning the solution, Chiwut said…
“We can not remedy the problem right now. We have to wait for the new authorities to set up a system centre and collect the official websites and Facebook pages together. The downside could be solved by buying a cyber security system. However, our government team couldn’t do this inside the given timeframe.”
In March, a hacker under the pseudonym, 9Near, threatened the Thai government to release the private information of 55 million Thai citizens to the basic public. The hacker urged the government to contact them to cease the action. The hacker additionally posted an instance of the data including Thai people’s names, addresses and phone numbers on the web site to prove his risk..

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