Police Warn of Car Remote Controls Being Hacked at Gas Station in Thalang

Thalang –

Police are warning drivers after car remote controls were hacked at a gas station in Thalang where drivers were unable to lock and unlock vehicles.

The Sakoo Police Chief Colonel Salan Santisartsanakun told the Phuket Express that they were notified by car drivers inside a PTT gas station near Phuket International Airport of the issue this week. Many car drivers noticed that they were unable to lock and unlock their cars. After five minutes, when police arrived at the gas station, all of their car remote controls worked as normal.

Colonel Salan told the Phuket Express that there might be someone who tried to disconnect the remote control signals with the cars. When drivers pushed the lock button on their remote control their cars wouldn’t lock. If drivers did not check before they left their cars, suspects could open their cars and steal from them.

Please make sure that your car is locked before you leave it. If anything suspicious is found please call 191 said Colonel Salan.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.