THE Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) police tracked down a suspect in the hacking of the Constitutional Court’s website that was transformed to play American experimental hip-hop group Death Grips’ “Guillotine (It goes Yah)” music video after a ruling was passed against three activists last Wednesday, Sanook.com said today (Nov. 13).
The portal’s name had also been changed to kangaroo court.
The TCSD team were able to zero in on the suspect, Mr. Wachira (surname withheld), 33, a medical science graduate at his home in Ubon Ratchathani province with the help of the IP (Internet Protocol) address they had detected.
After obtaining a warrant to search the suspect’s home in Warin Chamrap district, the team coordinated with Technology Crime Suppression Division 3 to search it.
According to the police, the suspect confessed to hacking this court’s website and his computer and other equipment were seized for submission to the Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau for examination.
This hacking is considered a crime under the Computer Crime Act B.E.2550 (2007) with the penalty being maximum six months in jail or maximum fine of 10,000 baht or both.
Moreover Section 9 states that whoever wrongfully causes damage, destroys, revises, modifies or adds, wholly or partly, to computer data of any other person shall be liable to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding 100,000 baht or to both.
The hacking suspect arrested at his home in Ubon Ratchathani province. Photos: Sanook.com