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Eight billion internet records of millions of users in Thailand leaked

The database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, was lying on the internet without a password

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A security researcher alerted Thailand's national computer emergency response team, known as ThaiCERT, after he found a database exposing over eight billion Internet records on millions of Thai internet users.

Although it is not clear who owns the database, the researcher, Justin Paine, believes that a subsidiary of a major Thailand-based mobile network operator named Advanced Info Service (AIS), likely controlled the database.

The database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, was lying on the internet without a password.

"Using this data it is quite simple to paint a picture of what a person does on the Internet," Paine wrote

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First Published: May 25 2020 | 4:05 PM IST

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