Data breach exposes thousands of expats’ details in Thailand

AFP reports:

The personal details of thousands of foreign nationals living in the South were briefly leaked online in what the site’s developer admitted Monday was a data breach during a test for police.

The leak comes as the government nation pushes ahead with a much publicised crackdown against foreign visa overstayers and criminals, with immigration police adopting the official slogan “Good guys in, bad guys out.”

The gaffe was spotted by social media users late Sunday when a database appeared online containing the names, addresses, professions and passport numbers of more than 2,000 foreigners living in Thailand’s southern provinces, principally Nakhon Si Thammarat province.

Read more on Bangkok Post.

This seems to be a leak involving a government site being developed by a private entity, Akram Aleeming.


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