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Thai police have arrested a man suspected of hijacking the Twitter account of the Asian country's newly elected prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Aekawit Thongdeeworakul, 22, an architecture student, allegedly broke into Shinawatra's account to post tweets accusing her of cronyism and failures in office. The hapless prime …

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Coat

Can you identify the suspect?

Yes, it was that guy.. uhm.. girl? Guy.. girl? I'm not quite sure, but that's most definitely the person

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Anonymous Coward

Jesus wept, any chance our own Dave Cameron could do a diplomatic swap for a few months?!

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hack

The media really needs a new word for this kind of thing its not hacking.

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Headmaster

Not a new word but technically the term is cracking, but we rarely make that distinction these days. As for the level of skill involved (or lack thereof)? An exploit is an exploit. If everyone actually used perfect password security, rainbow tables and dictionary attacks would be useless, and nothing would ever be compromised without a zero day exploit gone unpatched......in theory.

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I agree with the kid

Twitter isn't a big deal.

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Anonymous Coward

This is normal for any offense in Thailand

Police reconstructions, the accused lined up next to each other on TV. All that matters are that the police are seen to quickly catch the culprit, whether it's the right person or not. Thai's have a short memory, so more than likely you'll hear nothing more of this in the future and it will quietly be dropped. To be honest, I wouldn't even be suprised if he had been paid off to become a fall guy for this incident to "save face" for the prime minister..........

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Phwaor

One fit PM

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