The international hacking group Anonymous said on its Facebook page
that 14 Thai police websites had been attacked. Of those it listed,
nine were inaccessible on Tuesday.
Police on Tuesday confirmed the attack on its websites but said
there was no confidential data on the public websites.
"They're not good enough to hack into our system and steal any of
our data," police spokesman Dechnarong Suthicharnbancha said.
In a 37-minute video posted on the Anonymous Facebook page on
Sunday, a masked person questioned the competency of the Thai police
force and its handling of this and other cases.
On Dec. 24, a Thai court found Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun, both 22,
guilty of killing Hannah Witheridge, 23, and David Miller, 24, whose
battered bodies were found on a beach on the southern Thai holiday
island of Koh Tao in 2014.
The investigation into the killings drew allegations of police
incompetence, torture and mishandling of evidence. A judge dismissed
the allegations of torture, saying there was no evidence it took
The verdicts sparked anger in Myanmar where hundreds held protests
outside the Thai Embassy in the commercial capital of Yangon,
calling for the two to be released.
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The words "Failed Law", "We Want Justice", and a hashtag #BoycottThailand
were displayed on some of the hacked sites, along with the name of
Myanmar-based "Blink Hacker Group".
Reuters was unable to verify who carried out the attack on the
(Additional reporting by Pracha Hariraksapitak; Editing by Simon
Webb and Nick Macfie)
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