ThimphuTech was the first technology blog in Bhutan. We started writing it in 2009, just as broadband and mobile internet started to take off. (Although internet in Bhutan was launched in 1999, it was either super-slow or super-expensive, and was only used by a selected few).

In the blog, we wrote about technology and food, but also about plenty of other stuff. The blog became popular and influential in Bhutan. A companion bi-weekly column -- Ask Boaz -- was published for many years in the Kuensel, Bhutan's national newspaper. (The complete Kuensel columns are available as an ebook, Blogging with Dragons).

We stopped updating the blog when we left Bhutan in 2014, but the information within the posts can still prove useful, and thus we decided to keep it online.

We thank all our readers.
Tashi Delek,
Boaz & Galit.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Do you know Tashi Kelson Tobgay?

Madrid: A different kind of Prado
If so, please give him a call to let him know that his account has been hacked. I just got the following phishing mail from Tobgay's account.

Subject: Emergency Please!!!From: Tashi Kelson
Hope you get this on time, sorry I didn't inform you about my trip in Spain for a Program, I'm presently in Madrid and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept. presently i have limited access to internet, I will like you to assist me with a loan of (1500 EURO) to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home.
I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively, I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with, I'll Refund the money back to you as soon as I return, let me know if you can be of any help. I don't have a phone where I can be reached. Please let me know immediately.
Best Regards

This is (yet again) a reminder to all: Choose a strong password, or your account will be eventually hacked.

1 comment:

  1. If anyone knows Yahoo user Karma Chuki, please inform him/her that a mailing list of 62 people received 10 e-mails each from his/her e-mail address, all sent with dodgy attachments. I woke up to an inbox full of this stuff on Monday!


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