WA Regulators: 'Security Incident' Caused Traceability Woes

Wa Regulators: 'security Incident' Caused Traceability Woes

Washington state cannabis regulators now say a “security incident” enabled unauthorized access to the state’s cannabis-tracking system. According to the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, the exploit allowed an intruder to download a copy of the state’s traceability database, which follows state-legal cannabis from seed to sale.

“A computer vulnerability was exploited on Saturday, allowing unauthorized access to the traceability system,” WSLCB Deputy Director Peter Antolin wrote in a letter to state-licensed cannabis businesses on Thursday. “There are indications an intruder downloaded a copy of the traceability database and took action that caused issues with inventory transfers for some users. We believe this was the root cause of the transfer/manifest issue experienced between Saturday and Monday.” RELATED STORYWashington’s New Cannabis-Tracking Software Is Disrupting the Industry Regulators say the issue was corrected on Monday, Feb. 5, although some industry members...

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