Alarming increase in scam calls found in Thailand

Whoscall Thailand Annual Report 2022 reveals 165% increase in scam calls and over 13 million Thai mobile numbers leaked. Scam attempts jump to 17 million during year with 7 in 10 messages Thai received are either scam or spam, with up to 45% of Thai ...

The Nation Reporter

Crypto cybercrime set to surge next year

Cryptocurrency-fuelled ransomware attacks, metaverse-related attacks, exploitation of flaws in application programming interfaces (API), and critical infrastructure attacks are among the key threats expected in 2022, according to Palo Alto Networks, a global cybersecurity company.“Cybercriminals are getting richer than ever as cryptocurrency fuels the ransomware economy,” ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

E-banking scams take new guise

The Royal Thai Police is intensifying its hunt for Thai and foreign criminals who run scam call centres that send fake SMS messages to trick victims into replying with their bank account details.The widespread adoption of online payment methods in Thailand was highlighted by the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

#MeToo not enough in ASEAN

Last week, Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of sexual assault – including rape. At least 80 women had accused him of sexual misconduct stretching back decades including Hollywood stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and Selma Hayek. Reports following the verdict say Weinstein suffered chest pains ...

Jillian Louis

Opposition alleges army behind cyber attacks on critics, holds PM responsible

 An opposition MP on Tuesday night held Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha responsible for a network of social media that have been waging a cyber war against critics of the government and the military by spreading fake news and damaging materials against them. Viroj Lakkana-adisorn, an ...

Mass shooting a big lesson in security: Chulalongkorn security expert

The Korat mass shooting incident is a big lesson in security, while the government needs to come up with concrete measures to deal with such a situation, Chulalongkorn University security expert Surachart Bamrungsuk told Isara News Agency.“Even though it is not terrorism, as the motivation ...

The Nation Reporter

Editorial: Press Freedom Put to Test Under Korat Gun Firing

In time of crisis, press freedom alone cannot help, but press freedom with responsibilityWith or without knowing, live broadcasting and repetitions of violent scenes of a tragic incident of gun firing against civilians by an angry army officer who lost control over the weekend, which ...


Minister raises alarm over increasing ‘fake news’ and hacking

The Minister of Digital Economy, Puttipong Punnakanta, held a meeting with the National Cyber Security Committee (NCSC) about the increasing fake news and cyberattacks both within the country and from neighbouring countries. He said hackers used SIM cards registered in neighbouring countries to try to access ...

The Nation Reporter

Children are paying for Thailand’s weapons

A new United Nations (UN) report has surfaced condemning the government of the United Kingdom (UK). In the 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, it was revealed that the UK government is responsible for arming states where ...

Bangkok rocked by bomb blitz

A series of bombings in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, which injured four people on Friday, is likely to be linked to insurgents in the deep South, although political motivations have also not been ruled out, security sources said.Keep reading ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

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