cyber crime

  • Thailand News

    Actress Aom Sakaojai files police complaint against cyberbully

    Renowned Thai actress Aom Sakaojai reported a case of severe online harassment to the police, triggered by explicit and threatening comments on one of her Facebook posts. Today, May 1, at 10am, Aom approached Deputy Inspector Chalerm Noppakarn of RomKlao Police Station to take legal action against the cyberbully identified by the Facebook name Nui Yabot. The incident began on…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Cyber Police bust major online gambling ring in Chanthaburi

    The Thai Cyber Police dismantled a prominent online gambling ring operating under the name texas147, with an estimated turnover of 300 million baht. The raid involved searches at two locations in the Khlong district of Chanthaburi province, resulting in the seizure of computers and luxury vehicles. The operation, led by high-ranking officers from the Cyber Police and Immigration Bureau, along…

  • Thailand News

    The ultimate guide to VPNs for Thailand: Security, streaming, and speed

    People in Thailand may want to use VPNs for different reasons. These reasons may include viewing the sites they want to access in their country or certain security concerns. Whatever the case, using a VPN is quite easy and involves a few very simple steps. If you live in Thailand and you are not sure how to use a VPN,…

  • Business News

    AIS partners with ministry byte cyber threats in Thailand

    Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), in a significant partnership with the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, has undertaken an initiative to tackle cybersecurity challenges. Under the Aunjai Cyber syllabus, the collaboration aims to arm both the ministry’s staff and the public with indispensable digital intelligence skills. AIS Chief Executive Somchai Lertsutiwong emphasised the importance of the partnership with…

  • Thailand News

    Government and military suffer nearly 2,000 cyber attacks weekly

    Thailand is grappling with an alarming surge of cyber attacks, facing an unprecedented 1,892 assaults per week, far surpassing the global average. Check Point Software Technologies unveils shocking statistics in their latest Threat Intelligence Report, exposing the kingdom’s vulnerability to Cryptominer and Botnet malware, paving the way for phishing attacks and resource hijacking. The primary targets in the past six…

  • Thailand News

    Bumrungrad Hospital battles online investment scam

    Bumrungrad Hospital executives in Bangkok filed a complaint with the Cyber Police, targeting a fraudulent page that falsely claimed to represent the hospital in an online investment scam. Atirat Ratanakijpipat, CEO of Bumrungrad Hospital, yesterday, January 30, along with the management team, met with high-ranking Cyber Police officials to initiate legal action against the perpetrators who created the fake page.…

  • Thailand News

    Veteran actor Kraison Saenganan defrauded of 7 million baht in investment scam

    Former actor Kraison Saenganan fell victim to an online scam that swindled him out of nearly 7 million baht (US$196,629), a significant sum that came to light when he filed a police report in Bangkok. The 66 year old veteran of the silver screen, also known by his screen name Leela Mekintharin, was duped by a fraudulent investment scheme that…

  • Thailand News

    Cyber Police dismantle Phitsanulok fake officer scam costing victim 90,000 baht

    The Cyber Police recently busted an online fraud ring for impersonating police officers from Phitsanulok and scamming nearly 90,000 baht from a victim by claiming their bank account was involved in a money laundering case. The arrest of 27 year old Worapong was made today, following an investigation by high-ranking officers from the Special Investigation Division. The scam began with…

  • Thailand News

    Website blocked by Thai Criminal Court to prevent information leak of up to 55 million individuals

    The Criminal Court in Thailand pulled the plug on the notorious website 9near.org, preventing a potentially massive data breach that could have compromised the personal information of a staggering 55 million Thai citizens. The crackdown began when the website 9Near – Hacktivist claimed to be armed with sensitive details including full names, birthdates, ID card numbers, and phone numbers, all…

  • Business News

    Thai organisations face frequent cyberattacks, study reveals

    A recent study conducted by Cloudflare, a US-based firm specialising in content delivery, networking, and cloud cybersecurity, disclosed that 57% of Thai organisations have been targeted by at least 10 cybersecurity incidents in the past year. The findings revealed that the primary motivation for these cybercriminal activities was to install spyware, followed by financial gain and ransomware. Interestingly, despite the…

  • Business News

    Cyberattacks plague Thailand: Over 10 annual incidents cause significant losses

    A recent survey reveals that more than half of Thai organisations have experienced over 10 cyberattack incidents in the past year, leading to significant financial losses. The report, released by US-based cloud connectivity firm Cloudflare Inc., highlights the urgent need for Thai businesses to strengthen their cybersecurity infrastructure. According to a data breach report commissioned by IBM, the global average cost…

  • Thailand News

    Buddhist office turns to Thai Cyber Police over AI-generated Facebook content

    The National Office of Buddhism (NOB) sought assistance from the Thai Cyber Police, following the discovery of inappropriate content related to Buddhism on Facebook. The content, generated by artificial intelligence (AI), depicts Buddhist monks engaging in non-religious activities, such as playing musical instruments and racing on motorbikes. These images, deemed damaging to the image of the monastic community, have raised…

  • Thailand News

    Man arrested for online threats against Thai prime minister

    The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) apprehended a 29 year old man for posting threatening messages against the Thai prime minister online. The accused admitted his guilt, citing his disappointment with Thai politics as the reason for his vented frustrations. He was arrested at 6.30am today following a search warrant authorised the previous day. On November 5, the Anti Online…

  • Thailand News

    Thai man deceived by online lover loses 3.5 million baht in elaborate scam

    A Thai man fell victim to an elaborate online scam where he was deceived by a woman on Facebook. Despite never meeting in person, the man known as Toon, was convinced to transfer a total of 3.5 million baht to the woman, known as Boom Bim, only to find out that she had used another woman’s pictures and had lied…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s AOC launched to tackle rising online scams

    The Anti-Online Scam Operation Centre (AOC), a comprehensive service centre for victims of scam gangs, has been launched by Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (MDES), as stated by Minister Prasert Chantararuangthong. The AOC is designed to effectively reduce the number of online scams within a month, aiming to tackle the over 330,000 cybercrime cases reported from March 1…

  • Crime News

    Thailand’s DES ministry intensifies fight against rising online fraud

    Damages in Thailand by online fraud have seen a surge, despite a decrease in the victim count to an average of 580 daily complaints, a drop from the earlier 800, the Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry reports. This is attributed to the implementation of a new law targeted at curbing cybercrime. Prasert Jantararuangthong, DES Minister, observed that scammers are…

  • Crime News

    Thai Cyber Police arrest man selling millions of personal data, evading bank regulations for large transactions

    A recent crackdown by Thai Cyber Police led to the arrest of a 24 year old Bangkok man selling the personal data of 15 million individuals. This information was obtained from the customer base of a well-known supplement brand and a grey business group. The suspect, who was apprehended from his residence in Thawi Watthana District, Bangkok also offered software…

  • Thailand News

    Nationwide cyber police crackdown disrupts major China-backed cryptocurrency fraud operation

    A nationwide operation led by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) successfully raided 29 key locations, effectively dismantling a large-scale China-backed cryptocurrency fraud call centre network. The CCIB seized considerable cash assets and a Rolls-Royce car. High-profile raids were orchestrated yesterday in three cities, Bangkok, Pathum Thani, and Chon Buri. Although endorsed by the infamous Tak City director, the CCIB’s…

  • Crime News

    Cyberattack: Thai cybercrime suspects arrested for 77 million baht luxury vintage car scam

    The suspects thought to be behind the cyberattack on the Department of Land Transport (DLT) were yesterday taken into custody. The breach caused damages estimated at a colossal sum of 77.35 million baht. The two suspects, 38 year old Satian and 44 year old Sarisorn, are expected to face charges for introducing false information into the computer system and unlawfully…

  • Thailand News

    Surge in cyber-attacks worries Thailand: Weekly numbers surpass global average

    A recent report by Check Point Research has highlighted an alarming surge in cyber-attacks on organisations in Thailand over the past six months. The average attack incidents were notably higher than the global norm and even edged past figures from the rest of Southeast Asia. Every week, organisations in Thailand fell prey to an average of 2,388 cyber-attacks, which slightly…

  • Phuket News

    Thai cybercrime bureau busts personal data trader in Phuket

    In Phuket, there has been an arrest in relation to the sale of personal data extracted from gambling websites. This dramatic event unfolded yesterday, as Thai Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) officers yesterday swooped down on their unsuspecting target at about 12.30pm. The suspect, only identified as 28 year old Phadungkiat, was apprehended in the Mueang District, as detailed in…

  • Crime News

    Dating app crimes: Bangkok police warn against predator with extensive criminal record

    A public alert regarding an increase in dating app crimes has been issued by the Metropolitan Police Bureau. Vigilance has been urged due to a man capitalising on a dating application to lure in, rape, and subsequently rob women. The individual has a criminal record spanning 15 years. The man, known under the pseudonym “Tum Chonburi,” but legally named Wattana…

  • Crime News

    Two arrested in Phuket for selling guns online via Facebook

    Two men have been arrested by the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) Region 5 branch for allegedly selling firearms online via Facebook from their homes in Kathu, Phuket. The arrests were announced late on Sunday, though the specific dates were not disclosed. In the first raid, at a house in Moo 1, Kathu, officers arrested Kriangkrai, a 31 year old…

  • Thailand News

    Key Chinese Ponzi scheme member arrested in Bangkok over cybercrime

    A key member of a Chinese Ponzi scheme network wanted in China for cybercrime, fraud, and investment scams, has been apprehended by immigration police. The 35 year old individual, known only as Zhao, was arrested following coordination between the Chinese embassy in Bangkok and the Immigration Bureau (IB). Zhao and his associates operated an investment firm that lured people into a…

  • Thailand News

    Hacker to Cybersecurity CEO ft. Gregory Pickett | Thaiger Podcast Ep.26

    https://youtu.be/OU0pB7RWUAs Are we being tracked by our phones, is our phone listening to us? how easy is it for someone to hack my computer or rob my e-bank? Gregory Pickett. Cyber security specialist and the head of cybersecurity operations at Hellfire Security. Gregory specialises in protecting fortune 100 companies from cyber crime and providing intrusion analysis that Provides these multimillion…

  • Thailand News

    8 million MOPH webpages hacked by gambling websites

    The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) closed approximately eight million official government-related webpages after they were hacked by illegal gambling websites. MOPH Information and Communication Technology Centre Director Anan Kanoksin told Thai media that illicit online gambling websites have been illegally squatting on government platforms after they sat idle for months. The illegal gambling websites were able to squat on…

  • Thailand News

    14 computer hackers arrested for spamming over 115 govt sites with gambling ads

    Fourteen computer crooks were arrested yesterday after hacking into 115 government websites and spamming them with online gambling advertising banners. The Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), under the Royal Thai Police, discovered last month that dozens of government websites had been spammed with illegal gambling websites. More than 50 gambling websites were spotted on 115 official websites. Most of the…

  • Central Thailand News

    Teen girl commits suicide after being allegedly blackmailed over naked pictures

    A teenage girl has committed suicide after a man allegedly blackmailed her over some naked pictures. The man, in central Thailand’s province of Pathum Thani, was arrested this morning in connection with the suicide and for allegedly blackmailing other teenage girls online. The 27 year old man, Piyabutr Urai-ngam, reportedly lured the 14 year old girl into sending him naked…

  • Bangkok News

    Cyber police raid Nonthaburi luxury house, 10 gambling suspects

    The Thai Police Cyber Taskforce raided a Nonthaburi luxury house yesterday, where they believe 10 suspects helped facilitate gambling activities. The suspects allegedly used the house as a base for four gambling websites, which made 20 million baht. The taskforce found that the house was connected to 16 other locations in Bangkok that police had raided earlier on the same…

  • Thailand News

    Police arrest man who made 75,000 baht a month selling cannabis on Facebook, Line

    Police arrested a man in a post office yesterday in the central province of Samut Prakan after being tipped off that he was selling marijuana via Facebook and Line and sending it to customers through the post. The man’s regular customers were granted entry into a special Line group and sent a Buddhist amulet with their brick of marijuana as…