Personal data of almost 12k Nevada medical marijuana applicants leaked

Cody PriceDec 30, 2016

The unsecured database, discovered by medical-industry security researcher Justin Schafer, remains exposed a week after the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH), which operates the portal, brought the system back online after a security "problem" forced the agency to take it down December 8.

"The entire portal has been taken down", said Cody Phinney, division administrator, in a prepared statement.

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KLAS-TV reports a Dallas man doing a Google search discovered the data, and believes almost 12,000 applications were disclosed in the breach. We appreciate everyone's patience during this hard time.

Though the medical marijuana portal can be found with a crafted Google search query, we're not publishing the web address out of caution until the bug is fixed.

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A vulnerability in Nevada's Medical Marijuana Program portal makes available on the open internet the full, unredacted PDFs of over 11,700 patient applications, which include names, phone numbers, home addresses, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, and complete Social Security numbers.

The same spokesperson also said that the leaked information was only a part of one of the many databases it uses. In addition to individuals, they are notifying "credit reporting agencies", Equifax, Experian and TransUnion of the breach.

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The state government will be notifying applicants in the next few days of the leak in line with state law. It permitted sick Nevada residents the ability to acquire and use marijuana for medical purposes. When the law takes effect January 1, 2017, adults 21 and older will legally be able to to possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis or one-eighth ounce of cannabis concentrate for non-medical reasons.

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