Thailand PM's Twitter account breached

Suspect faces 5 years in prison

The Twitter account belonging to Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been suspended after someone took control of it and used it to send messages critical of her administration.

A government official said that investigators believe a Thai citizen broke into Yingluck's email account and used it to access her Twitter account, according to The Bangkok Post.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported The hacker ended the series of tweets with by writing: "If she can't even protect her own Twitter account, how can she protect the country? Think about it."

A government official said that investigators believe they know who the suspect is, but declined to elaborate, except to say the individual was a Thai national. If convicted, the offender could face five years in prison and a fine of 100,000 baht, or about $3,200. ®

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