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11 April 2013 :: 16:04:55 pm 73775

Man Suspects Hacker Tried to Tap Bank Account

A businessman from Nakhon Si Thammarat notified police that his bank account got hacked and he lost almost 500,000 baht. The bank later showed documentation authorizing the money transfers. Police are checking whether it was a bank error, or criminal hacking.
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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT – April 10, 2013 [Pattaya Daily News]; A report of a man’s bank account being hacked was received by police at Sichon police station. The victim was identified as Mr. Watcharin Thanimkarn, 34 years old, living at the house number 61, moo 4, Chalong, Sichon.
He is a rubber wholesaler who also has a business of mobile phone online money refills.

He came to notify to the police at Sichon police station that his bank account at Siam Commercial bank, Sichon branch, was hacked 2 times, totaling 490,000 baht in losses.
The first time, a total of 290,000 baht was transferred from his account at 12 o’clock on April 8. He knew about it from the message that SMS sent through his mobile phone. After he saw it, he called the head office of the bank to freeze his account and investigate the unauthorized transaction.

But while he was talking on the phone with the staff, he got another SMS message that said another transfer of 200,000 baht was being made, and SMS notified him that the money was sent to Hello Top-up, which is the head office of the mobile phone online money refill company in Bangkok.

After the bank had frozen the account, he called back the company, which answered that there had been a client who transferred it, and the client showed them the transferring document. So the company sent 290,000 baht online to the client.

Mr. Watcharin told the company that the money was hacked from his account, and asked the company to check. The staff then found 200,000 baht was transferred, and the company was about to send online money to the same client in Pattalung. The company then put a hold on all the transferred money, totaling 490,000 baht.

Then on April 9, Mr. Watcharin went to Siam Commercial bank in Sichon. The bank had co-operated with Hello Top-up company to send the ID document of the client in Pattalung to the bank to check. They discovered he was “Mr. Jakkrapong” (alias), 29 years old.

The police assumed that it was the mistake of the money transferring system, but to ensure it was not a case of criminal hacking, the police will ask all the related persons to question to see if there are grounds to prosecute.

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