Online reporters and Sunthorn Kongwarakom report: Officials have rushed to downplay the theft by a hacker of more than 10,000 patients’ personal details from Phetchabun Hospital, describing the information as “not important”. Phetchabun governor Krit Kongmuang was among those who responded to initial reports on social media that the data of 16 million patients of the Public Health Ministry had been hacked and put up for sale on Sunday. Read more on Bangkok Post. Trying to downplay a hack is a strategy that often backfires. As you read through the news article, you will find more and more revelations that yes, health information was involved in the data.