Lowrance App Security Incident

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In the world of information security, staying informed about data breaches is crucial for users to protect their personal information. We recently learned about an unfortunate incident involving the Lowrance app, where unauthorized access to their information technology system has occurred. This blog post aims to shed light on the impact of the breach and provide users with essential steps to safeguard their data in the aftermath.

If you aren’t familiar with Lowrance, they make fishing (not phishing) related technology such as fish finders that utilize under water sonar. In this particular case, there’s a mobile app they produce related to these devices.

Unauthorized Access Notification

Lowrance app users may have experienced disruptions in accessing the application due to an unauthorized breach of an associated system. This incident underscores the persistent challenges faced by organizations in defending against unauthorized access attempts. 

While it is reassuring to know that no payment information has been compromised in this breach, it is important to note that certain user information may have been accessed without authorization. The exposed data includes names, email addresses, app passwords, and app geo-location information. Lowrance is taking active steps to mitigate the impact and restore normal operations as quickly as possible according to the notification.

Recommended User Actions

In light of this breach, we strongly advise Lowrance app users to take the following measures to safeguard their personal information:

  1. Password Change: Once the service is fully restored, it is essential to change your Lowrance app password promptly. By updating your password, you can enhance the security of your account and reduce the risk of unauthorized access.

  2. Exercise Caution: Remain vigilant and cautious when receiving any communication related to the breach or your Lowrance app account. Be wary of potential phishing attempts, and avoid sharing personal information unless you are certain of the source’s legitimacy.

  3. Stay Informed: Stay updated on the latest developments and official communications from Lowrance regarding the breach. Following their instructions and recommendations will help you navigate the situation more effectively.

SecFlux’s Perspective on Data Security: As an information security news platform, we emphasize the significance of data security and its impact on individuals and organizations. This incident serves as a reminder of the ongoing need to prioritize cybersecurity. We encourage all users to remain proactive, practice good security hygiene, and stay informed about emerging threats.

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Joe Sullivan has worked in information security for over two decades. He holds numerous certifications and has worked in various roles during that time. Joe is a SANS instructor and senior security consultant for TrustedSec. Joe regularly contributes to SecFlux and shares some of his experiences, knowledge, and insight into current cyber events.