We have been notified that Typeform – a company we use to send out surveys, as well as some competitions and offers – had a data breach on Friday 29 June.
Folksy.com has not been affected and any personal details stored on Folksy are safe.
Four of our Typeform documents were affected. Typeform has informed us that an external attacker managed to get unauthorised access to respondent data on those four forms and downloaded it. The good news is that Typeform responded immediately and fixed the source of the breach to prevent any further intrusion.
This affected a small number of people who had filled data into Typeform documents. We have contacted each of those people by email.
If you are one of the people we’ve emailed about this issue:
You do not need to do anything. But we do recommend that you watch out for potential phishing scams and spam emails.
What we’re doing.
Typeform have assured us they have identified the source of the breach, addressed that security vulnerability, initiated a comprehensive review of their security, and are taking significant measures to prevent this type of situation from happening in the future, including a full-scale review of their security. In future, to reduce the chance of similar incidents, we will remove all survey data within two months of any survey.
If this affected you at all we are sorry. Please do contact our support team if you have any questions.