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The LCB just issued a notification to all license holders that there was a data leak in the transfer of traceability systems to LeafData. A computer vulnerability was discovered this past Saturday and the LCB believes an intruder downloaded the traceability database.

While supposedly no personal information was stored in this database, delivery manifests were included with the leak. This includes route information and I-502 transportation vehicle information (including VIN, license plate number and vehicle type). The leak poses a serious threat to one of the only public concerns around the industry, crime. We’ve seen eight retail stores robbed at gunpoint in a little over 6 months. While lawmakers are propositioning to stiffen the sentence for these crimes, our state is putting more than retail outlets at risk with this new leak.

LCB Data Hack mjfreeway leakWith delays adding up, taxpayers and industry professionals alike should be asking questions on the states $3.1 million dollar contract with MjFreeway. It not only seems we’ve paid for a new system that should have been built in the first place, we’ve also paid to let it ‘break and fix as it goes.’ This can work in certain aspects, but costing taxpayers money while putting drivers and companies at risk should raise more than an eyebrow.

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