Hacker Mocks Thai PM— on Her Own Twitter Account

Yingluck Shinawatra 'can't even protect her Twitter account'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 2, 2011 8:18 AM CDT
Thailand PM Yingluck Shinawatra's Twitter Account Hacked
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has either taken to tweeting unflattering things about herself, or her Twitter account has been hacked.   (Getty Images)

A mocking hacker took over the Twitter account of Thailand's recently elected prime minister today, questioning her ability to defend the country if she cannot even secure her own tweets. The unknown hacker ended a series of at least eight postings on the account of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra with a taunt: "If she can't even protect her own Twitter account, how can she protect the country? Think about it."

Most of the messages accused Yingluck's government of incompetence and cronyism. Her Pheu Thai Party won a landslide election victory in July, but critics charge she is just a puppet of her brother, former PM Thaksin Shinawatra. "This country is a business. We work for our allies, not for the Thai people. We work for those who support us, not those who differ with us," said one tweet. Another said: "Where are the opportunities for the poor? We use them, give them hope for votes so our own group can benefit." A government spokeswoman confirmed that Yingluck's account—PouYingluck—had been hacked, but said "we don't know who did it." (Read more Thailand stories.)

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