6 June 2024

Thailand’s Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) officers have arrested two individuals for allegedly hacking into the computer system of an energy drink company, to steal information to enable them to claim prize money from a mobile phone service provider.

TCSD police launched an investigation after it received complaints from the energy drink company and True Money, claiming that they suspected that the energy drink firm’s systems had been hacked to access more than 300,000 code numbers, printed on the backs of the energy drink caps, to claim prize money through True Money Wallet.

They allegedly succeeded in claiming money 60,000 times.

The TCSD managed to track down the two alleged hackers, 29-year-old “Somprasong” and 28-year-old “Watchanan” and sought court issued search warrants for their residences.

Somprasong allegedly admitted that he was responsible for hacking into the energy drink company’s computer system to steal the code numbers. They were then passed on to his accomplice, Watchanan, to claim the prize money.

He claimed that both of them are unemployed and they needed the money.

Both were charged with fraud, hacking and disruption of a computer system belonging to others.