Thai Prime Minster Yingluck Shinawatra, has had her personal Twitter account hacked. Bad enough that a head political figure should have her public feed over taken, any politicians worse social media nightmare, but the hackers then used this as an opportunity to question her competence as Prime Minister for the world to see.
One tweet read:
“If she can’t even protect her own Twitter account, how can she protect the country?”
Increase In Hacking
Absolutely anyone’s Twitter account, or Facebook accounts, can be so easily hacked and controlled from outside sources. It’s not as if it’s as protected as national security data. Social networks are not the be all and end all. One false click on a spammy link or even being victim of a direct hack from an individual really could happen to anyone at any time. Yes, it is unfortunate that it’s happened to a Prime Minister but it should not be a reflection on her ability to do her job.
The problem with politics is that you can never ever please everyone one so it only takes one disgruntled person with a little computer knowledge to hack an account. Hacking experts LulzSec have been in the public eye repeatedly this year for their very public political hacks so it just goes to show it’s really not a freak occurence and Yingluck Shinawatra was just another unlucky victim of this theme. Unfortunately, hacking will be likely to increase as long as social networks thrive and grow.
How Can You Prevent Hacking?
The best thing you can do to protect your accounts is change your password regularly, sign out when you have to so your accounts are never left unattended, never share details, beware of spam links and followers and never leave the “Remember Me” ticked.
~Articles Mentioned In This Post: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15141175
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