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North Korea says linking cyber attacks to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

By Michelle Nichols

 

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea's deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday "it is ridiculous" to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions violations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984063-north-korea-says-linking-cyber-attacks-to-pyongyang-is-ridiculous/

 

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Death toll rises in southern Libya attack, defence minister suspended

By Ayman al-Warfalli

 

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said on Friday that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base, and the head of Libya's United Nations-backed government suspended his defence minister pending an investigation into the incident.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984064-death-toll-rises-in-southern-libya-attack-defence-minister-suspended/

 

 

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Man Who Set Himself on Fire at Iran Embassy Still Unidentified

By Teeranai Charuvastra, Staff Reporter

 

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BANGKOK — A foreign man is being treated for burns he received after setting himself ablaze in front of the Iranian Embassy in Bangkok, a police spokesman said Saturday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984083-man-who-set-himself-on-fire-at-iran-embassy-still-unidentified/

 

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Junta gets thumbs down for handling of economy: Poll

By The Nation

 

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People find a deterioration in the country’s economic situation, prices of goods and overall well-being under the junta government in the past three years, according to a Suan Dusit Poll. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984093-junta-gets-thumbs-down-for-handling-of-economy-poll/

 

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Phuket police nab armed robber just hours after holding up Thalang 7-Eleven 

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Police apprehended a 25-year-old man who robbed a Thalang 7-Eleven at gunpoint in the early hours of Friday morning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984094-phuket-police-nab-armed-robber-just-hours-after-holding-up-thalang-7-eleven/

 

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Police hunt suspects after B138k skimmed from the same ATM in Phuket 

Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

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The hunt is on for suspected skimmers after more than a dozen victims reported money missing from their accounts after using the same ATM in Phuket, though police admit the suspects most likely have already fled to Malaysia.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984095-police-hunt-suspects-after-b138k-skimmed-from-the-same-atm-in-phuket/

 

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North Korea says linking cyber attacks to Pyongyang is ‘ridiculous’

BY REUTERS

 

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) North Korea’s deputy United Nations envoy said on Friday “it is ridiculous” to link Pyongyang with the WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack that started to sweep around the globe a week ago or the hacking of a U.N. expert monitoring sanctions violations.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/north-korea-says-linking-cyber-attacks-to-pyongyang-is-ridiculous/21798/

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Phuket gov's social media imposter sparks security concerns

Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHUKET: Cyber security and Facebook seem to be the hot topics this week as Phuket police hunt for a Facebook user who made a fake profile with a name closely resembling the Phuket Governor’s and used his picture to impersonate him. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984096-phuket-govs-social-media-imposter-sparks-security-concerns/

 

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Underage sex trade: Thai border officials as much to blame as anyone

 

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The finger of blame has been pointed as much at corrupt Thai border officials as operators of bars and karaoke shops for the underage sex trade.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984100-underage-sex-trade-thai-border-officials-as-much-to-blame-as-anyone/

 

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