Ontario Cannabis Store deliveries halted after cyberattack

The Ontario Cannabis Store says a cyberattack faced by one of its logistics partners has left the provincial cannabis distributor unable to process or deliver orders to cannabis shops and customers.

The OCS said Monday evening, the 8th of August, that there is no indication that its systems were targeted or its customers’ information compromised during the August 5 attack on the parent company of its third-party distribution center, Domain Logistics.

“However, out of an abundance of caution to protect OCS and its customers, the decision was made to shut down Domain Logistics’ operations until a full forensic investigation could be completed,” the OCS said in a statement.

The breach stands to impact customers who shop for pot on the OCS website, the only legal online retailer of adult-use cannabis in Ontario, and roughly 1,333 licensed cannabis stores, which have no choice but to buy the products they sell from the government-backed OCS. 

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