Hackers leak Thai prison data files in ongoing protest against Koh Tao convictions

Asian Correspondent staff report:

Hackers on Wednesday leaked a trove of data files stolen from Thai prison websites in their ongoing protest over the conviction and treatment of two Burmese men sentenced to death for murdering two British tourists in Koh Tao in 2014.

Associating themselves with the “Anonymous” collective of hackers, they claimed to have obtained the data last Thursday when they attacked and disabled 20 Thai prison websites. The ‘Blink Hacker Group’, as they called themselves, attributed the data release to news that Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, both 22,  men were allegedly mistreated in prison.



In a bizarre twist, the hackers reportedly returned the stolen databases after learning that the government did not have backups and that the prisoners were no longer being mistreated.

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