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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

New scam targets BOB customers

A new phishing attack has been launched against BOB customers. Be careful: this is a scam.
Here is an email sent this morning to many Bhutanese:

Dear Bank of Bhutan (BOB) Customer:
Your account is suspended.

-Your account profile is now outdated, you are required to update your information now. This account (s) has been suspended pending Immediate Activation Below-
(Activate  →)

This email was not sent by BOB. It was sent by scammers. The scammers simply want access to your account.

Clicking on the link sends you to a bogus BOB website, where you are asked to enter your BOB bank details. The website looks as follows. Note the website address: - this is not BOB's website ( Do not enter your bank details.

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