Is the Data You Give to Cannabis Dispensaries Safe?
Big Weed exists in the age of Big Data, meaning the cannabis industry is vulnerable to all the same attacks and hacks as everyone else. This was demonstrated with the revelation two weeks ago that an Amazon Web Services storage bucket, containing point of sales data from 30,000 cannabis dispensary customers and more than 85,000 individual data files, was left open, unencrypted, and unsecured. Anyone internet-savvy enough to notice — and malicious enough to use the data — could have accessed the customers’ government IDs as well as personal information like their age, address, driver’s license numbers, phone numbers, and signatures, as…
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