Hacker threatens to publish knowledge of 55 million Thai citizens

A hacker, who goes by the pseudonym of 9Near, threatened to publicly release the personal data of fifty five million Thai citizens until the government contacts the cyberpunk by April 5.
9Near introduced on the dark web site BreachForums that he had stolen the private data of 55 million Thai residents from a government division and was going to sell them.
The stolen information included identification numbers, names, surnames, birthdates, addresses and cellphone numbers, with a sample of 90 Thai citizens launched to validate the risk.
9Near stated that the purchasers of the data could purchase the components of the information they wanted and would need to pay in XMR cryptocurrency.
The hacker then launched its website, 9near.org, yesterday the place they have positioned a countdown clock and warning messages for the federal government departments saying…
“WARNING!! If you suppose the leaked knowledge is out of your organisation, contact us before April 5, 4pm GMT+7. Otherwise, we then announce the place it got here from and how we hacked into it, Also PUBLIC all the information. Almost Never again , decide properly. We are not kidding. For POC, send us your identify or phone number”
A well-known Thai newsreader, Sorayuth Suthassanachinda, made known to the common public yesterday that he acquired a threatening message from 9Near. His personal information was despatched to his phone via SMS. The message read…
“9Near. Check out the leaked data! https://9near.org/ …..Sorayut’s full title, address, and phone numbers…..”
Another news reporter from Voice TV, Chuwat Rerksirisuk, revealed that he also obtained the same message.
The Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, reported today that the web site is operated from abroad. The ministry contacted the website service supplier to shut down the location on March 29, but the approval remains to be in course of.
Chaiwut said that the ministry will collaborate with Internet service providers in Thailand similar to AIS, True, and National Telecom Public Company Limited to ban access to the 9Near website. The minister also cautioned all hackers that the penalties for this crime are severe.
According to the Computer Act, hackers could face imprisonment of up to five years, while beneath the Personal Data Protection Act, they could face imprisonment for up to one yr and a fine of up to 1 million baht.
As reported in The Matter, this isn’t the first time that the private info of a Thai resident has been stolen, and the official department’s data safety system has been questioned.
In February of final 12 months, the information of 23,000 students from the Thai University Central Admission System was hacked and offered.
In November of final 12 months, personal data of medical doctors and sufferers of Phetchabun Hospital was stolen and placed on sale for 15,000 baht on the Raid Forum site..

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