In a reminder of the staggering cybersecurity inadequacies of a country gearing to set up a new national firewall, online hacktivist collective Anonymous has hacked the servers of Thailand’s police department.
Hacked readers will know of Thailand’s military government’s aim to squeeze all internet communication into a single gateway. If you aren’t aware of the master plan, Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ordered the country’s National Police Department, the Information and Communication Ministry along with the Justice Ministry to look into the means to set up a single gateway for the internet.
A resolution [...]
Activist collective Anonymous has launched the #OpSingleGateway campaign in its protest against Thailand’s ruling military government that has proposed a ‘single gateway’ for all international internet traffic coming into the country.
If enforced, the single internet gateway will serve as a means for the government to control and monitor the flow of internet traffic in the country, effectively infringing on the internet freedom and privacy of its citizens. It’s Thailand’s version of a national firewall, borrowing the idea from China.
Unsurprisingly, the plans to look into the means to implement a national firewall were predominantly kept under wraps with the Thai [...]
In a move that takes its cue from China, Thailand’s military government is all set to substantially diminish the country’s Internet freedom and the right to privacy among its citizens with the introduction of a new Internet firewall. The goal, as with any state-imposed firewall, is to control and monitor the flow of information coming into the country on the Internet.
The Thai government is officially looking into setting up a firewall in the country, with a resolution passed by General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Prime Minister of Thailand and his cabinet. The official government release can be found here.
General Prayut’s cabinet ordered Thailand’s National Police [...]