Local media reported that hackers broke into the surveillance system at Lang Suan prison in the southern province of Chumphon, the video was broadcast live on YouTube for several hours.
The video was published on Tuesday by an account named “
“The security camera system at Lang Suan prison in the southern province of Chumphon has been hacked and footage showing inmates living in overcrowded conditions posted on
“Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin said the Corrections Department had informed him of the incident. Authorities still did not know how the recording was leaked.”
According to the Corrections Department official, the attack was carried out by an unknown hacker from outside Thailand, the Department of Special Investigation is still investigating into the incident.
Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin was concerned incident may have violated the rights of prisoneers.
The CCTV systems in Thai prisons were installed by a private company and the surveillance video system is connected online to allow authorized officials to monitor the situation inside the prison.
The incident raises the question of the security of IoT devices, smart devices are under incessant attacks of hackers and botnet.
“Corrections Department Director-General Police Col.
The video, named “Thai Bangkok prison Security Came live,” was not available on Wednesday.
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