Thai Officials Say Prison CCTV Cameras Were Hacked

Authorities in Thailand have said that they are investigating an apparent online break-in by a computer hacker that allowed him to broadcast surveillance video from inside a prison in the country’s south.

Thai media reported that the video was broadcast live on YouTube for several hours Tuesday by an account with the name BigBrother’s Gaze. It showed prisoners’ activities from several different security cameras.

The video, which incorrectly described itself as showing a Bangkok prison, was not available Wednesday on the YouTube channel.

A Corrections Department official confirmed that the security camera system at Lang Suan Prison in the southern province of Chumphon was hacked by an unknown person from outside Thailand.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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