Data breach reveals expat details in Thailand

BANGKOK (AFP) – The personal details of thousands of foreign nationals living in southern Thailand were briefly leaked online in what the site’s developer admitted Monday (March 28) was a data breach during a test for police.37763366_-_16_03_2016_-_germany-cyber_

The leak comes as the junta-ruled 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.