Wednesday, October 5, 2011
PM's Twitter account hacker may even get govt job offer
A 20-year-old student of a well-known university appeared with ICT Minister Anudit Nakhothap in a press conference just now to confess that he was the hacker who had broken into Premier Yingluck Shinawatra's Twitter account on Sunday.
Ekawit Thongdiworakul,according to the minister,had committed the act out of "lack of foresight" and decided to give himself up. He wasn't arrested by authorities who had claimed earlier that they had "clues" to who the hacker was.
Interestingly enough,the suspect wasn't allowed to make any statement of his own during the press conference.
Panthongtae Shinawatra, Thaksin's son, meanwhile,was quoted in a Twitter message that the student had made a bad blunder without any ulterior motives. With such computer talent, he could probably help the government crack down on some questionable websites doing illegal things.
Who knows, this young hacker may have inadvertently stumbled onto a job even before he graduates.