Thailand’s prime minister vows to crack down on hackers

Prime Minister Prayut has personally instructed several relevant agencies to take action against hackers after thousands of unexplained transactions in the accounts came to light over the weekend.

Police Colonel Kritsana Pattanacharoen, deputy. Police spokesman said people should be aware of all transactions, both small and large, as small amounts can often be taken from their accounts from unknown sources.

He said this after thousands took to social media to complain about their accounts or personal information being hacked.

Some people claimed that small changes were made from their debit cards by EDC machines, but confirmed via text message from the bank.

Senior Police General Suwat Jangyodsuk reiterated the Prime Minister’s order and urged all related agencies to investigate, arrest and eliminate online threats.

He also advised victims to advise their bank to freeze their cards, refuse online payments and check their statements. He also urged them to collect related information and file police complaints.

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