Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s official homepage was hacked on Wednesday, defaced with messages and a doctered picture deriding her on her homepage. The PM Office’s site was hacked around noon, Thailand time and was taken down for several hours soon after, The Bangkok Post reported. Checks by ZDNet showed the site was still down at press time. One message appeared beside an edited image of Yingluck laughing, and made derogatory remarks about the premier’s intelligence and sexual morality. At the bottom of the page, a message in smaller words read, “I know that I am the worst prime minister ever in Thailand’s history!!!”, along with the name “Unlimited Hacked Team!!!”. However, the group posted a message on its Facebook page denying responsibility for the hack. The cyberattack appears to be a direct response to Yingluck’s request for Thailand’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Ministry to take action against people spreading groundless accusations against her online. She had made the call to growing online criticism after her decision to file a defamation suit against newspaper cartoonist Chai Ratchawat, who called her an “evil woman” on his personal Facebook page, a separate report on The Bangkok Post noted. The ICT Minister… Read full this story
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