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Deputy mayor held for hacking Thai police database

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Deputy mayor held for hacking police database

By Suriya Patathayo 
The Nation

 

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A deputy mayor in Phayao's Chun district was arrested over unauthorised access to the Royal Thai Police's computer system to perform criminal background checks on 500 people for Bt1,000 each, the police said on Wednesday.
 

Following a tip-off about unauthorised police database access to sell criminal background information, Tambon Wiang Law deputy mayor Somchai Khemphetch, 37, was arrested while accessing the database from a condominium in Bangkok's Bang Khen district, said Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachet Hakpal. Surachet is deputy director of the Technology Crime Suppression Centre. 

 

A police probe found that the suspect had obtained passwords for five accounts belonging to the ranks deputy inspector up to superintendent of Pathum Thani's Thanyaburi and Muang Nakhon Pathom police. 

 

Surachet said investigators said were examining whether the five officers were involved, who had bought the information and what it was used for.  

 

The police chief said that ahead of the general election, confidential information could be used in many ways. Somchai was initially charged for violating the Computer Act by illegally accessing the data, which carries a jail term of up to two years and a Bt40,000 fine.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30364059

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

perform criminal background checks on 500 people for Bt1,000 each

I'm confused here. Years ago, I had a Thai police check and I think it was free or at most a hundred Baht or so. Why would a Thai pay B1,000 for access to the same database?

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unscrupulous intentions !

maybe now he will be elected cell manager, 

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Isn't that what deputy mayors are for? . . . just keeping a watchful eye on security, now that Big Joke's so busy doing this, that and t'other.

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59 minutes ago, chrisinth said:

That I assume was a police check on yourself. I think what is happening here is criminal checks being carried out on individuals (other than the person asking for them) to dig up the dirt to use against them. For whatever reason.

 Or seniors of one party looking for dirt on candidates of other parties to criticize the other party / their candidate(s).

 

 

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29 minutes ago, chrisinth said:

Yep, that's certainly what they are looking at in the OP reference the upcoming elections.

 

Reason I noted 'for whatever reason' in my post; too many variants of reasons to list.

And again examples of the lack of trust, lack of professionalism, lack of proper security of passwords held by senior cops, and again a good reason why the general public should be pushing total police reform.

 

And by the way where's some comment from the top national cop? As seems to be his 'normal' situation, unseen for months.  

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17 minutes ago, MaxLee said:

That was easy, if the password was 12345678 :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Beat me to it !! Or 123456

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20 minutes ago, MaxLee said:

That was easy, if the password was 12345678 :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Sorry, it was     passwordpassword

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Are they still running on Window's 98 copy version?

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1 hour ago, scorecard said:

Sorry, it was     passwordpassword

penis sorry to short 

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