The website was unavailable for several hours on Wednesday, and a Google search for the ministry turned up a number of links that appeared to lead to advertising for Propecia (a treatment for baldness), and for male sex enhancement drugs Viagra and Cialis.
The ministry was unaware of the attack until informed of it by The Phuket News. A spokesperson at the ministry told the newspaper the following day, “We have informed the MICT that our website may have been hacked.”
The attacker appears to have changed only the metatitles of the web pages. Clicking on them opens pages with legitimate MoFA content.
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