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18 September 2012 :: 15:09:11 pm 66658

Ministry of Education Website Hacked by Teen Rebels

The website of the Ministry of Education was hacked by apparent teenagers who posted rebellious messages. The hackers proclaimed teenagers live by their own rules and adults have no right to control them. The ministry briefly shut down the website to fix the problem. Officials vowed to find the hackers and punish them.
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On September 17, 2012, at about 4:30 p.m., the website of the Ministry of Education was hacked by apparent teenagers, who posted messages in Thai and English. The messages mainly said teenagers live by their own rules and adults have no right to control them.

“We’re Libertia,” one message in Thai said. “We do what we want to protect our freedom. You have no right to control teenagers like us. We have our own life and our own rules.”

The hackers also posted the same message in slightly fractured English: We’re Libertia. We do whatever we want, because we can. Don’t dominant your teenager. We have our life, We have our rules.”

The hacking caused the website to malfunction, and Ministry officials shut it down at 5:20pm. But the website was later fixed and restored, and it can be accessed at http://www.moe.go.th/

An Education Ministry spokesman admitted that the ministry’s IT security system has defects that had left it vulnerable and needs fixing.

Other comments by the hackers included, “Hacked by Gliech zi Libertia… We don’t need you. Bring me Democrazy!”

The hackers also used foul language to criticize the ministry’s campaign to encourage the volunteering spirit among Thailand youths. “So what the f- – – do we do volunteer for? F — I know it’s no use. I like volunteering here. I volunteer for developing my country to be better.”

The social media networks Facebook and Twitter also spread the news about the hacking. Users cut and pasted the image of the hacked page and shared the viral invasion of the Thai government office.

The Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has been informed and will be using its resources to track down the hackers to punish them.

Category : Thailand News

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