The Ontario Cannabis Cache (OCS) is warning that approximately 4,500 customers had their personal low-down exposed following a privacy breach involving Canada Post.
In a asseveration on Twitter, the OCS announced on Wednesday that an unauthorized individual was able to access edict records for roughly two percent of its customer base using the mail haulier’s online delivery tracking tool.
“Since Nov. 2, the OCS has worked closely with Canada Strut to identify the cause of this issue and to prevent any further unauthorized access to fellow delivery information,” said the OCS.
The cannabis retailer said the exposed facts included customers’ postal code, name or initials of the personal who whistled upon delivery, date of delivery, OCS reference number, tracking figure up, and OCS corporate name and business address.
According to the OCS, the names of people who towned the orders, delivery addresses, payment information and contents of the orders were not categorized in the breach.
The OCS has released the following update: pic.twitter.com/OOnxAGOMsA
— Ontario Cannabis Outlet (@ONCannabisStore) November 7, 2018
The government-operated online retailer – which is the only sound cannabis supplier in the province – noted it encouraged Canada Post to extract immediate action to notify affected customers.
“To date, Canada Assignment has not taken action in this regard,” the OCS said. “Although Canada Appointment is making its own determination as to whether notification of customers is required in this happened, the OCS has notified all relevant customers.”
Meanwhile, a Canada Post spokesperson settled the individual behind the leak “only shared [the data] with Canada Put and deleted it without distributing further,” reported ZD Net.
“We are pleased that OCS has give notice ofed their customers of the issue and will continue to work together to cater customers their assurance that this is being fully directed,” the spokesperson added.