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Thai government announces new cloud data centre

The government of Thailand has announced that it will begin construction of a cloud data center early next year. The new facility is part of the government’s five-year strategic plan, passed in April, to reduce costs and increase efficiency of state-owned data centers. The five-year blueprint for data center transformation includes plans to reduce the… Read More

All new Thai SIMs will require fingerprint registration from March

It has been confirmed that Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) – who merely lease connectivity from infrastructure providers – will not be exempted from new legislation in Thailand which requires that a fingerprint be associated with all mobile SIMs distributed in the nation from March this year. In November the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission… Read More

Thai cybercrime act passes unanimously

The controversial Thai Computer Crimes Act amendment passed unanimously, and will be entered into law within 80 days. The amended Act has been criticized by digital rights activists as curtailing internet freedoms for Thai citizens even more severely than the original Act, in place since 2007. The TCCA seeks to criminalize the distribution of information… Read More

Proposed Thai law would hold ISPs responsible for cyber crime

Legal representatives from Thailand’s largest communications companies have openly criticized a Thai law that would hold service providers responsible for computer-related crimes. Thai computer misuse law bans any person from entering false information into a computer system. However, not only does the latest version of this law hold service providers equally responsible for illegal posts,… Read More

Thai ATMs hacked, 12M baht stolen

The Government Savings Bank of Thailand shut down 3,000 ATMs today after 21 machines were hacked, resulting in a loss of over 12 million baht ($350,000 US). 200 additional ATMs have been found to be infected with malware. Hackers targeted the state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) in Thailand. They waited until ATM software was infected with… Read More