Covve Data Breach: Security Recommendations

May 27, 2020

On May 15, 2020, Covve, an address book app, became aware that data containing the names, job titles, email addresses, phone numbers, and physical addresses of 23 million individuals were exposed. The database which contained the sensitive information was publicly accessible on a major cloud provider, which allowed for unauthorized access. Covve will notify you if your account was compromised.

To help keep you safe, here are Abacus' security recommendations:

  • If you wish to stop using Covve, contact them to delete all your information stored in their service.
  • Be wary of an increase of phishing and social engineering attacks, especially if your data was compromised.
  • Ensure multi-factor authentication (MFA) is enabled on all accounts, especially financial and healthcare accounts.
  • When logging into your accounts, check the last login time if that information is available. If the last login time or location is suspicious, contact your service provider.

While Covve stated that no usernames or passwords were compromised, consider changing your passwords for sensitive accounts.

Abacus does not utilize Covve, but if you do, use the above guidelines to keep safe.

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