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.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

RGoB website reportedly hacked by Nepalese group

A new group of Nepalese hackers claims that it broke into the official website of the Royal Government of Bhutan ( The group, calling itself Team Swastika, published a database table that allegedly includes live credentials (user names and passwords) of accounts. The table is currently posted online in one of the most popular pastebins. user credentials (passwords erased)

The hacking group also claims to have penetrated the website of the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. In addition, the group made available a list of 10,000 Facebook user names and passwords, but this list was most likely copied from other online sources.

Check here for more information.

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