By DANIEL MCDANIEL and CHRISTOPHER JOHNSONMASSAULMANMASSAO, The Washington Post StaffThe nation of Thailand has one of the highest rates of internet addiction in the world.
It’s also a popular destination for tourists, who have been lured by the country’s cultural heritage, beaches and nightlife.
But the country is not without its troubles.
In recent years, the country has been hit hard by a string of cyberattacks that crippled businesses and prompted the government to suspend access to the internet.
Thailand has seen more than 20 cyberattacks since late 2015.
The attacks have also damaged tourism.
In 2017, a cyberattack on the nation’s central bank triggered a partial shutdown of the nation, prompting some businesses to close and others to lay off workers.
The country’s economy has suffered as well.
Tourism and other sectors of the economy are now under the grip of the global economic downturn, and the country now faces a $4 billion debt load.
But while the economy has been hurt by the cyberattacks, Thailand has also experienced a dramatic rise in online crime.
Since 2016, cybercrime is estimated to have increased by over 10% in the country.
In the last year alone, more than 150 businesses were targeted, according to the cybercrime research firm FireEye.
Cybercrime attacks have been carried out in Thailand on a much greater scale than in other parts of the world, including the United States, China and Russia, FireEye said in a report released last month.
The attacks, which are typically carried out via phishing emails or social engineering campaigns, can target small businesses and even government agencies.
The victims are usually lured by fake email addresses and phone numbers that lure them to phishing sites.
The phishing email offers the phishers access to sensitive data.
In some cases, the perpetrators then use the stolen data to launch phishing campaigns that are designed to steal identities and financial data.
Cybercrime attacks are also targeting Thailand’s government agencies, including ministries, state-run banks, public officials, judges, military officers, police and other government agencies as well as private businesses.
Cyberspace crimes are increasingly targeting private businesses in Thailand, FireEleven said.
The company has documented a record number of attacks on Thai private businesses since 2016.
In the first three months of 2017 alone, the number of private businesses affected in Thailand increased by nearly 50%.
In some cases these attacks have involved stealing identities.
In May, the National Cyber Security Center reported that there were a total of 6,965 suspected cybercrime cases registered in the first quarter of 2018, the most recent data available.
Thai authorities have acknowledged the severity of the problem.
In July, the government launched a crackdown on online crime that includes the arrest of nearly 1,300 suspected criminals.
The government has also cracked down on private hackers, shutting down dozens of websites that were hosting fake accounts for criminal groups.
The Government of Thailand is working to address cybercrime and its impact on the country, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters in November.
Thaksin has also vowed to make the country a safer place for everyone, including its citizens.
In June, he said that Thailand is committed to a safe and secure Internet.
Thats not just a policy, he added.
This is a reality.
Thans government also announced a $10 million fund for the cyber crime prevention and protection of the Thai economy.