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
- 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|
Orgyen Himalayan Expedition
Bhutan |Government Portal
Civil Service Information System
Bank of Bhutan
Sherub Reldri HSS
16th SAARC Summit
Bhutan for Travel
Travel to Bhutan
PFO AMEPP (MoAF)
Early Learning Centre, Thimphu
Bhutan Climate Summit 2010
God, I love the hackers. This only shows how careless we are, including myself- though I am not the admin of my school website yet. I am seriously thinking about google sites as the secure future.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the information and cautioning the whole of Bhutan.
I am very concerned about bob website being hacked. But with rest of the hacks, I think they are just having fun....
that's why i have not signed up for internet banking, although i dont think it will make a dffference if they have their actual banking system online.. also another reason i thought "IT city" was a bit too premature.ReplyDelete
I'm no IT guy but I seem to be able to trouble shoot all my computer problems better than most IT "professionals" in Bhutan.
thats one reason i have not signed up for internet banking... although i don't know if that makes a difference if the system is already online.ReplyDelete
Also another reason i thought the IT city was a bit premature... sad to say but I seem to be able to trouble shoot my own, friends and family members' computer problems better than quite a few local IT professional... and I'm not an IT guy.. just a closet geek.
@thinley, thanks for your comment. Perhaps you should start an IT troubleshooting business? There's a lot of demand for that!Delete