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Nevada's Medical Marijuana Online Portal Taken Down Over Data Breach

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    LAS VEGAS — Officials say they’ve taken down the Nevada medical marijuana online portal after personal information about marijuana industry workers was exposed.

    The state Division of Public and Behavioral Health said it learned on Wednesday that information about people who applied for medical marijuana agent cards was publicly available online.

    That includes Social Security numbers and dates of birth.

    KLAS-TV reports a Dallas man doing a Google search discovered the data, and believes nearly 12,000 applications were disclosed in the breach.

    Officials say private information about medical marijuana patients appears to still be secure.

    Division chief Cody Phinney says state information technology employees are working to prevent future breaches, and the incident has been referred to law enforcement. The division is contacting the people affected and three major credit reporting agencies.

    The Associated Press/Dec. 29, 2016
    Photo: Joe Amon, denverpost
    Newshawk Crew

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    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.


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