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Personal details of hundreds of expats living in the southern Thailand exposed online

Personal details of hundreds of expats living in the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat were laid bare to the internet for hours last night thanks to the weak security of a police immigration website.

expat details onlineOpenly available to anyone who visited the site were names, nationalities, passport numbers, professions and home addresses of foreign residents, showing where they all resided on an interactive map. The site, since taken offline, was supposed to be a test of an internal police database under development, according to an immigration police commander.

“It was a demo, we were testing it,” Maj. Gen. Thanusilpa Duangkaewngam, the officer in charge of the provincial immigration bureau, said by telephone.

Full Story – Khaosod English

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