Connect with us

Thailand

Another data breach: Info leaked on Bangkok Immigration website

Tanutam Thawan

Published

 on 

In the second data breach this week involving a Thai government website for foreign residents, the Bangkok Immigration site leaked personal details, such as passport numbers and visa information, of expats who registered for an appointment.

Expat and local blogger on Thai news, Richard Barrow, posted screenshots of the data breach, with personal details redacted, saying the website is exposing sensitive personal data.

URGENT WARNING: Are you using the online form to book an appointment at Bangkok Immigration? You should be aware of a data breach that exposes all of your personal data such as passport number, nationality, date of birth, email, telephone number, visa expiry date etc.

The Immigration data breach is NOT a hack. All you have to do is change certain characters in the URL of your completed booking form to see data for other people. I am sure a high school student could write a simple script to mine all of this data going back years.

On Monday, the vaccine registration website for foreign residents, run by the Department of Disease Control, exposed the personal information of those who had registered for an injection.

When registering for a vaccine on Thailandintervac.com, other people’s names, passport numbers and locations would appear on the page to input “user information.” Some say that when the page was refreshed, another name and personal details would appear. Multiple expats complained that they would see and edit the information of other people registering.

The Thai government released a statement after the first data breach, apologising for the incident and saying there was a “temporary glitch” while the website was undergoing “urgent system maintenance” to keep up with the high demand after Thailand opened up vaccine registration to expats.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)6 hours ago

Thai Red Cross order of 5 million Moderna vaccines in proccess

Bangkok7 hours ago

Peaceful pro-democracy protests in Bangkok by Taloo-Fah

Coronavirus (Covid-19)8 hours ago

Kanchanaburi prison builds field hospital for 379 Covid-19 cases

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)10 hours ago

Covid-19 train sends 1,490 infected from Bangkok to hometowns

Thailand11 hours ago

Covid-19 Poll: People trust doctors, social media, 85% confused.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

Record high as Chon Buri hits nearly 800 Covid-19 infections

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

Covid outbreak closes Nakhon Si Thammarat rubberwood processing factory

Thailand15 hours ago

Nearly 600 temples now offering free cremation services

Thailand16 hours ago

Phetchabun chicken processing plant sees over 3,000 infections

Phuket16 hours ago

New Covid-19 infections drop, still worrisome for Phuket Sandbox

Phuket16 hours ago

Phuket “car mob” protest demands the removal of PM, calls for mRNA vaccines

Thailand17 hours ago

Samut Sakhon Governor Veerasak offers to resign if communication in his province doesn’t improve

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

Sunday Covid Update: 15,335 new cases; provincial totals

Coronavirus (Covid-19)18 hours ago

Covid UPDATE: 15,335 new infections, provincial numbers

Coronavirus Infections18 hours ago

DDC says infections still rising, possibly falling in Bangkok

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand6 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending