CVE North America Data Breach

Will Gendron
Mar 11, 2024 12:41 PM
Data breach at CVE North America may have exposed names, addresses, and SSNs. Visit the Massachusetts AG's website for details.

What Happened?

CVE North America, Inc. ("CVE"), has been reported that there was a data security incident that potentially involved personal information. The unauthorized access specifically targeted documents containing information from W-9 forms. This includes names, addresses, and tax identification or social security numbers provided on those forms.

The breach was first discovered by CVE, and they have since initiated a thorough investigation to contain the incident and prevent further unauthorized access. Despite these efforts, there is a possibility that personal information was accessed during the breach. However, as of now, there is no indication that the accessed information has been misused.

For more detailed information, you can view the full disclosure on the Massachusetts Attorney General's website.

What You Can Do

CVE has taken steps to assist those potentially affected by this breach. They are offering complimentary credit monitoring through Experian. Here’s what you can do to safeguard your information:

  1. Enroll in Complimentary Credit Monitoring: You can enroll in Experian IdentityWorksSM to receive free monitoring of your credit report. This service is available until May 31, 2024. To enroll, visit Experian IdentityWorks and use the provided activation code.
  2. Regularly Review Your Account Statements and Credit Reports: Even if you enroll for credit monitoring, it’s crucial to regularly check your account statements and free credit reports for any suspicious activity. You are entitled to one free credit report every twelve months from each of the three major credit reporting agencies, which can be obtained by calling 1-877-322-8228 or visiting Annual Credit Report.
  3. Consider Placing a Fraud Alert or a Security Freeze: Contact the major credit bureaus to set up a fraud alert or a security freeze on your reports. This can help prevent credit, loans, and services from being approved in your name without your consent.
    1. Equifax: Call 800-525-6285 or visit Equifax
    2. Experian: Call 1-888-EXPERIAN (397-3742) or visit Experian
    3. TransUnion: Call 800-680-7289 or visit TransUnion
  1. Report Incidents of Fraud: If you suspect that your information has been misused, you can report it to the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-ID-THEFT or through their website at Identity Theft Government. Additionally, consider filing a police report and notify your state’s attorney general.

Further Assistance

If you have any questions or need further assistance regarding the incident, CVE encourages you to reach out via their dedicated support channel at or by calling +1 914 847 0043.

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