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Thai Police Conduct Detentions over Alleged Cyber Assaults against the State

In the week of December 19, reports HackRead, one cyber-security act, which the government of Thailand passed, faced strong criticism by hacktivists from the time of its drafting during 2015. Those who criticized were Anonymous along with the Thai counterparts of the hacktivist group. The two protested the act via launching several cyber-attacks, in particular, data leaks and DDoS assaults against major defense and government organizations.

Thai police charged one individual on December 26, 2016 for allegedly participating in latest hacking assaults against various government PCs an act described as rebelling certain restrictive law vis-à-vis utilization of the Internet.

According to Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, 19-yr-old Natdanai Kongdee belonged to the cluster of 9 people detained for alleged association with the assaults which doused access to a few online sites while enabled viewing non-public documents. Phys.org posted this, December 26, 2016.

According to cops, the teenager arrested happened to be far less proficient in hacking and not even the leader of the operation. Incidentally, he confessed of taking part within the assaults. Police stated he was part of many groups seriously practicing hacking.

Police accused Kongdee for acquiring illegitimate admission into police data as well as unlawfully possessing marijuana and firearms they discovered on raiding his residence.

Dejnarong Suthicharnbancha, Spokesperson for Thai Police reported that the remaining 8 suspects were in custody while were undergoing legal processing.

During 2015, after Anonymous hacked into government run Telecom Firm as well as leaked plentiful data in protest of the said Internet surveillance act, authorities launched Operation OpSingleGateway. Subsequently, the attackers executed DDoS assaults against Asia Pacific Telecommunity to protest restriction on Internet usage within Asia, particularly the Thai country. Furthermore, the hackers even attacked the server of Thai Police.

Along with exposing documents, DDoS assaults were waged against government websites. Such assaults involved disrupting access to the sites by overwhelming their servers with queries.

On December 19, a Facebook group asserted it tentatively blocked access to the Ministry-of-Defense's site of Thailand. Police stated their computers continued to be highly secured and that there were only minor hacks on the systems.

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