Cybersecurity

  • Thailand News

    Thai SEC crackdowns on unlicenced crypto operators

    The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand (Thai SEC) has declared war on unauthorised digital asset services, aiming to safeguard investors from financial pitfalls. Pornanong Busaratrakul, Secretary-General of the Thai SEC stated that at the meeting on April 19, it was resolved to order the SEC to submit information on unauthorised digital asset service providers to the Ministry of Digital…

  • 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,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai health ministry assures data security amid breach rumours

    The Public Health Ministry of Thailand, under the leadership of Cholnan Srikaew, assured the public of the safety and security of patient data in their system. This response was prompted by a rumour suggesting a breach that exposed the personal information of more than 2.2 million Thai citizens. The rumour originated from the Rural Doctors Society (RDS), which alleged that…

  • Business News

    TKC aims for cybersecurity sector growth in Thailand

    Turnkey Communication Services (TKC), a digital solutions provider listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), has set its sights on the cybersecurity sector, forecasting that it will account for 5% of its total income this year. This ambitious move comes as part of a broader strategy to achieve double-digit annual growth over the next five years. TKC’s chief executive…

  • Business News

    Thailand boosts data protection following massive elderly PII leak

    In a bid to combat personal data leaks, the Thai authorities pledged to strengthen protective measures. Next month, 85 organisations, each handling over 100,000 personal datasets, will face on-site audits. Half of these audits are expected to be completed by August, as confirmed by the Secretary-General of the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), Amorn Chomchoey. A recent report from cybersecurity…

  • Thailand News

    Thai bank officer nabbed for selling customer data in Nonthaburi

    A Thai bank loan officer has been arrested for selling the personal data of over 5,000 customers, a lucrative side business that netted him tens of thousands of baht per month for over the past two years. The capture took place at 11am today, at the Technology Crime Suppression Division in Mueang Thong Thani. The digital economy and society minister,…

  • Thailand News

    Khon Kaen Buddhism director scammed of 1.19 million baht

    The director of the Office of Buddhism in Khon Kaen has fallen victim to a scam, resulting in a loss of over 1.19 million baht (US$32,973), leaving a mere 87 satang (US$0.024) in their bank account. The director, who had unknowingly sent their phone number—which was not linked to any bank—to what appeared to be a legitimate airline’s line account,…

  • Business News

    Over 1,000 digital platform operators register with Thailand’s ETDA

    Digital platform service (DPS) operators in Thailand are flocking to register with the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) system, with over 1,000 already signed up. This comes in response to the DPS law implemented on August 21 last year, aimed at creating transparency and enhancing consumer protection in the digital space. The ETDA is set to issue its ETDA DPS…

  • Business News

    Nectec develops open-source cybersecurity for small manufacturers

    Nectec, the National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre, is in the process of creating an open-source Security Operation Centre (SOC) as a service for potential partners. This initiative predominantly targets small businesses in the manufacturing industry, offering them affordable cybersecurity options. This service model requires partners to invest in cloud computing and threat intelligence data. It is designed to be…

  • Thailand News

    Dark web leak reveals 19.7 million Thai older persons’ personal data

    A dark web data leak has exposed the personal details of 19.7 million members of the Department of Older Persons (DOP) in Thailand, sparking the Thailand Consumers Council to prompt immediate action. The council has implored the DOP to enlighten its members about the potential risks they face and to devise strategies that will ensure the protection of their data.…

  • Thailand News

    Huawei Thailand secures prime minister’s cybersecurity excellence award

    For the second year running, Huawei Thailand has secured the esteemed Prime Minister Awards: Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2023, underscoring the firm’s unwavering commitment to bolstering Thailand’s cybersecurity standards. The award was presented to Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co Ltd, headed by CEO David Li, by the Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Prasert Jantararuangtong, yesterday. These accolades are conferred upon…

  • Business News

    Thailand ramps up fight against online IP infringements

    Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai ordered the Intellectual Property Department to accelerate measures against online intellectual property (IP) infringements. The proliferation of such violations on digital platforms, he noted, not only damages IP owners, predominantly entrepreneurs but also tarnishes Thailand’s image. In response to this, small and medium-sized enterprises are being encouraged to boost their comprehension of IP rights. This includes…

  • Business News

    Thai bankers reassure on mobile banking security following fraud incident

    The Thai Bankers’ Association (TBA) has reassured its customers about the security and stability of mobile banking applications. The affirmation follows the recent arrest of a software programmer who developed a tool capable of bypassing facial recognition technology for transactions above 50,000 baht. It is mandatory for mobile banking users wishing to transfer between 50,000 baht and 200,000 baht per…

  • Business News

    Thailand biz shields up: Low cyberattacks, high cybersecurity worries in ASEAN

    In the past year, Thai corporations experienced the lowest number of disruptive cyberattacks among ASEAN nations, with only 22% reporting an increase in incidents by 50% or more, according to a recent survey by global cybersecurity firm Palo Alto Networks. However, cybersecurity remains a significant concern for Thai businesses as they grapple with increasingly complex threats. The survey, which examined…

  • Press Room

    Exploring the world of ethical hacking

    Ethical hacking is the practice of using hacking techniques to test the security of a computer system or network. Ethical hackers, also known as white hat hackers, are hired by organisations to find and fix security vulnerabilities before malicious hackers can exploit them. In its article, CyberGhost talked about ethical hackers and the need for more professional and ethical hackers…

  • Business News

    ChatGPT security: Asia-Pacific tops list in account breaches, Group-IB reveals

    In a comprehensive study conducted by the international cybersecurity corporation Group-IB, over 100,000 infiltrated ChatGPT accounts have been detected in concealed Internet marketplaces. In the last year, the majority of these ChatGPT credentials were discovered within the Asia-Pacific region, threatening ChatGPT security. Through the close survey of stealer-riddled devices, Group-IB identified upwards of 101,134 technological instruments storing saved ChatGPT credentials.…

  • World News

    Chinese hackers target US critical infrastructure in massive cyber-espionage campaign

    Chinese hackers have been spying on a wide range of critical infrastructure organisations in the US, including telecommunications and transportation hubs, according to intelligence agencies and Microsoft. The espionage also targeted the US island territory of Guam, which houses strategically important American military bases. Analysts consider this one of the largest known Chinese cyber-espionage campaigns against American critical infrastructure. Microsoft’s…

  • Business News

    China cybersecurity watchdog fails Micron, urges halt on chip purchases

    China’s cybersecurity watchdog has announced that US semiconductor company Micron failed its national security review, urging operators of “critical information infrastructure” to cease purchasing its products. This marks a new development in the ongoing chip dispute between the US and China, with the US seeking to limit Beijing’s access to advanced semiconductors. In March, Chinese authorities initiated a review of…