Posted On May 5, 2023 Consumer Privacy & Data Breaches
May 5 – Carvin Software, LLC reported a data breach to the Maine Attorney General on May 2, 2023, after discovering that a third party had stolen customer records from the company’s server. According to the company’s report, the breach led to the exposure of consumers’ names, financial account numbers, and Social Security numbers. Carvin Software began mailing data breach notification letters to all persons affected by the issue once it was confirmed that personal data was exposed.
The data breach lawyers of Console & Associates, P.C. are currently focusing on the case involving Carvin Software. If you have received a notification of a data breach and are wondering what steps you can take to protect yourself and if you may be entitled to financial compensation from Carvin Software, we are giving free consultations where we can go over your legal options.
Headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, Carvin Software, LLC develops software to meet the unique requirements of each of its clients across a wide range of industries. Staffing Complete and Arborsoft are Carvin Software’s two flagship offerings. Since its founding in 2008, Carvin Software has grown to employ over 25 employees and produce yearly sales exceeding $5 million.
Carvin Software said that it discovered anomalous behavior within its computer network on March 9, 2023, in a report filed with the Attorney General of Maine. The business took immediate action by isolating the compromised servers, beefing up security across the board, and opening an inquiry into the matter.
The investigation conducted by Carvin Software discovered that between February 22, 2023 and March 9, 2023, several files were accessed from the company’s network. Some of these files, the company found out later, contained sensitive customer information.
Carvin Software began reviewing the affected files to identify what information was stolen and who was affected after learning that sensitive customer data was made available to unknown users. Information such as your name, financial account information, and Social Security number may have been compromised.
Carvin Software notified those whose personal information was affected in the current data security incident on May 2, 2023 via data breach letters. In this letter, Carvin Software names the following businesses whose clients may have been affected:
As a consumer, you likely feel comfortable giving a company like Carvin Software access to sensitive information. Because of this breach, you can no longer assume that Carvin Software will keep your data secure. The company must take reasonable precautions to safeguard its customers’ personal information.
If you have received written confirmation that you were a victim of the data breach, you may be eligible to initiate a lawsuit against Carvin Software and seek financial compensation. Knowing your rights in such a situation is crucial.
The consumer privacy lawyers at Console & Associates, P.C. help customers affected by data and security breaches pursue legal solutions by offering free consultations. By explaining your rights in clear, concise terms, we help you make an informed decision about your next steps. If you are a victim of the Carvin Software data breach, Console & Associates, P.C. will investigate at no charge to you and offer advice on how to proceed. If you decide to pursue a case, rest assured that we don’t get paid unless you do. If your claim is successful, legal fees are either paid out of the funds recovered or by the defendant. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing.
Below is a portion of the letter sent to affected individuals:
Carvin Software, LLC (“Carvin Software”) is writing to inform you of an incident that involves some of your information. Carvin Software has your information because we offer staffing software solutions and consulting services to [Redacted] This letter includes information about the incident, our response, and steps you may take to protect your personal information, if you feel it is appropriate to do so.
What Happened? On March 9, 2023, Carvin Software identified unusual activity on certain systems within our computer network. We promptly isolated the affected systems and commenced a comprehensive investigation into the full nature and scope of the activity. On March 27, 2023, the investigation determined that certain files were copied from our network without authorization between February 22, 2023, and March 9, 2023. Carvin Software then undertook a comprehensive review of the files in order to determine what specific information was present in those files and to whom that information related. This review was completed on March 29, 2023. We then worked to notify you and provide information and services to assist you in protecting your data.
What Information Was Involved? Our investigation determined that the affected files contained information including your [Redacted] and name.
What We Are Doing. We are notifying you about this incident and providing you access to complimentary credit monitoring services. Further, we implemented additional technical security measures, and are evaluating our policies and procedures to further safeguard information in our systems. We also notified federal law enforcement of this event.
What You Can Do. We encourage you to remain vigilant against incidents of identity theft and fraud by reviewing your account statements and monitoring your free credit reports for suspicious activity and to detect errors. We also recommend you review the “Steps You Can Take to Help Protect Personal Information” section of this letter. Further, you may enroll in the offered complimentary credit monitoring services. Enrollment instructions are on the next page of this letter. Please note, we are unable to enroll you. You will need to follow the instructions included in this letter in order to enroll yourself in the services being offered.
For More Information. If you have questions about this matter, please contact our dedicated assistance line at 1-888-567-0279, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. EST (excluding U.S. holidays). You may also write to Carvin Software at 70 South Val Vista Drive, Suite A3, Gilbert, AZ 85296.