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Carvin Wilson Data Breach 2023: What Happened, Who Was Affected, and Steps to Protect Yourself

November 6, 2023
3 min

Details of the Carvin Wilson Software LLC Data Breach

Between February 2-March 29,2023, Carvin Wilson Software Experienced a data breach exposing potentially sensitive information of more than 188,000 consumers. Because Carvin is used by recruitment and staffing agencies, the data breach contained information that can be used for identity theft, phishing, and other targeted criminal activities.

Extent and impact of the Carvin Data Breach on consumers

U.S. state regulators are working to identify potential victims. However, the exact locations of all 188,000 people impacted by the Carvin data breach may span the globe.  The data has now had time to circulate on the dark web, where it can be procured by criminals.

Anyone who used a state or private staffing agency, or worked with a recruiter should inquire about the possibility of their personal information being compromised. While most state regulators have worked to notify impacted individuals, monitor the situation for additional updates.

What personal data was leaked and exposed in the Carvin Breach?

The personal information compromised in the Carver Data Breach includes (but may not be limited to):

  • First and last names
  • Addresses
  • Social security numbers
  • Birthdates
  • Financial information 
  • Employment information 

The types of data leaked are a potential goldmine for hackers who execute phishing attacks, identity theft, financial fraud, and other major cybercrimes.

Here’s what to do if you were impacted

The first step is to determine whether or not your data was included in this leak. If you have not received a notification from your state or staffing agency, then you should reach out to confirm your information is safe.

Because of the personal nature of the information exposed, hackers have a wide range of potentially viable methods to gain access to your most sensitive accounts.

It is also recommended that you:

  • Sign up for identity theft and fraud monitoring
  • Freeze credit if suspicious activity is noticed
  • Enable two-factor authentication across all accounts
  • Make an effort to limit your digital footprint
  • Change all passwords across sensitive accounts

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