Afterword

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.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

RCSC, BoB, RGoB Portal among tens of hacked websites

I recently browsed the web looking for hacked Bhutanese websites. Unfortunately, I found this task to be a bit too easy. There are plenty of hacked websites out there. The websites I found are the ones where hackers made sure they will be "recognized" by vandalizing the website and leaving some sort of a message, often quite graphic in nature. Naturally, the more dangerous hackers are the ones who perform their activities WITHOUT leaving visible traces - but of course I am unable to detect these.
Some of the hacks with more potential to cause serious harm are Bank of Bhutan and the Civil Service Information System.

Here are some of the sites. Snapshots of the hacked websites are provided below.


Note: Click on any image below to start the slideshow.


Government and Official

  • National Soil Services Centre (NSSC)
  • National Portal of Bhutan
  • Agriculture Marketing and Enterprise Promotion Program, MoAF
  • Climate Summit for the Living Himalayas
  • Construction Development Board (CDB)
  • CCM, Ministry of Health
  • The Museum of Monarchy, The Tower of Dzongkha
  • Civil Service Information System, Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC)
  • 16th SAARC Summit

Education

  • Bajothang HSS
  • Jigme Namgyal LSS
  • Early Learning Centre
  • Sherub Reldri HSS

Corporate and Private

  • Bank of Bhutan
  • Greener Way
  • Vajrayana Tours and Travels
  • Happy Tabi Tours
  • Wisdom Pictures
  • The Old Students Association of Yangchenphu
  • Genesis Tours
  • Bhutan for Travel
  • Travel to Bhutan
  • Drukpa Holidays
  • Amazing Holidays
  • Orgyen Himalayan Expedition


Construction Development Board

Vajrayana



NSSC

Orgyen Himalayan Expedition





Bhutan |Government Portal

CCM




Wisdom Pictures

Civil Service Information System



Bank of Bhutan



Genesis Tours




Greener Way

YHS Alumni




Sherub Reldri HSS

16th SAARC Summit




Drukpa Holidays

Bhutan for Travel




Travel to Bhutan

Bajothang HSS




PFO AMEPP (MoAF)

Early Learning Centre, Thimphu




JNLSS

Happy Tabi




NSSC (MoAF)

Amazing Holidays




Ta Dzong

Bhutan Climate Summit 2010