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Nov
08

Canada Post leaked personal data, orders of thousands of cannabis smokers

Editor’s Note: Shades of Ashley Madison?

From: ZDNet

The rollout of legal weed in Ontario is now beset by potential privacy issues.

By for Zero Day

On Wednesday, the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) revealed the security incident on Twitter, saying that an unnamed individual was able to access the order records of 4,500 customers, or roughly two percent of the firm’s customer base.

The compromised information included names or the initials of nominated signatories, postcodes, dates of delivery, OCS reference numbers, Canada Post tracking numbers, and OCS corporate names and business addresses.

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