Thai police website leaks details on 800,000 people

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Thai police website leaks details on 800,000 people

Post by buksida » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:36 pm

The information of more than 790,000 residents were published online for anyone to see on a police website.

The database belongs to a program called “Stop Walk and Talk” by the police force in the upper central region. It documents details such as photos, home addresses and phone numbers of locals visited by police patrol on a website openly accessible to the public.

The entries for at least 798,280 Thai nationals had been published by Wednesday afternoon. The latest entries were added just this morning.

When reached for comment, Lt. Gen. Thawitchart Palasak, commander of the Sixth Regional Police, initially said the website was protected by a password. After a reporter informed him no password was required to access the information, he said the content was not confidential.

“It’s general information. There’s nothing secretive about it,” Thawitchart said. “It’s just phone number and addresses.”

Less than an hour after the phone call, the site had been protected with a password.

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Re: Thai police website leaks details on 800,000 people

Post by HHTel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:43 pm

“It’s general information. There’s nothing secretive about it,”
It documents details such as photos, home addresses and phone numbers of locals visited by police patrol
Why is this not surprising. If this happened in the west, heads would roll!

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Re: Thai police website leaks details on 800,000 people

Post by bluelagoon » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:05 pm

The article says that the data was inherent to "visits" of the Thai Police?

What kind of "visits" would these mean?

This could lead to understand that in Thailand the police can just walk into any home they target and start to racket the residents and post their identity on the internet?

Thailand seems to be on the fast track to become a lawless, corrupt and underdevelopped nation?!! :guns:
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Re: Thai police website leaks details on 800,000 people

Post by caller » Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:48 am

bluelagoon wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Thailand seems to be on the fast track to become a lawless, corrupt and underdevelopped nation?!! :guns:
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Thailand is already all of those things!
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Re: Thai police website leaks details on 800,000 people

Post by handdrummer » Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:16 am

"just phone numbers and addresses." well, that's ok then, at first I though it might be personal information, like what they ate for breakfast or how many teeth they had.

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