Aurora Cannabis is a Canadian cannabis producer listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange and operates several cannabis-related medical and consumer brands, such as MedRelease, Whistler Medical Marijuana Corp, CanniMed, Woodstock, San Rafael, and Daily Special. An attacker is selling stolen data from the cannabis giant after breaching their systems on Christmas day. Marijuana Business Daily reported that former and current employees received data breach notifications from the company. The data breach notifications included details about what data was stolen and each employee reported that different data was compromised. Some of the reported stolen data included credit card information, government identification, home addresses, and banking details. The attacker is now selling the data on a forum for one Bitcoin, worth approximately $41,000 USD, and posted eleven stolen files to promote the sale. The stolen data samples include passports, checks, drivers’ licenses, and business documents. BleepingComputer interviewed the attacker and was told that they had stolen 50 GB of data by attacking their network. The threat actor claims to still have access to the company’s network. The attacker also claims that they have attempted to contact Aurora Cannabis to ransom the data back to them but have not received a response.
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