We double-click down into the recently disclosed security breach first reported by Security Magazine
concerning the sleuth work by vpnMentor
(a internet privacy research firm). The incident was discovered Christmas Eve 2019 (December 24th
) but the Amazon S3 bucket owned by THSuite was not closed until January 14, 2020. Our analysts Duane Roebuck (BlueStar) and Mike Semel (Semel Consulting) bring much needed context and frame up how important this story is. We feel it’s the first-of-kind breach at this scale in the cannabis vertical – akin to the Melissa virus in March 1999 that changed cyber security as we know it.