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POSTED | 0:07 AM | 02-08-2014

Cyber security “poor” in Thailand

Thailand is the world's third-most dangerous base for accessing the web, as the country lacks data security measures and law enforcement, according to a global computer security firm analyst.

A report conducted last year by England's Sophos found Indonesia, China, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, India, Mexico, the UAE, Taiwan and Hong Kong were the 10 riskiest places. 

Thailand is also the world's second-most vulnerable location to access bank ATMs, according to the European ATM Security Team. 

Nearly 100 Thai government websites have been hacked and used to distribute malware, representing 85% of all government-hosted malware in the world, said a report by English internet services firm Netcraft Ltd.

“All these world records reflect that Thailand urgently needs to set up a national computer emergency response team (Cert) as a command center to manage and collaborate on national cyber security threats and cyber warfare,” said Surangkana Wayuparb, director of the Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) under the Thai ICT Ministry.

She was speaking at a forum on “14th Regional Asia Information Exchange,” according to The Bangkok Post. 


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