Hackers target Biothai files

Biothai Foundation has asked police to investigate the hacking of its computer database which it says is aimed at trying to destroy the non-profit organisation over a dispute involving jasmine rice.

Kingkorn Narintarakul, a deputy director of Biothai, said the database contained important information about Thai biological resources that it has developed over five years.

Biothai, which investigates indigenous biodiversity protection, yesterday filed a complaint with police, saying the attack began on July 5 and persisted until July 8, significantly damaging its online database. The latest attack was the third and worst since hackers intruded into the core of the computer server of (www.biothai.net), the site’s webmaster Kwanchai Muanying said.