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Global data-collection company Type of form recently revealed they have been the victim of a data breach. The stolen content, backups of recent data, contained sensitive personal information from different customers including mobile banking provider Monzo.


Sensitive data chair

Type form, a global data collection company focusing on forms and online surveys published yesterday that they were the victim of a data breach. An unknown attack gained access to a server containing a backup of sensitive customer data within.

The exact scope of the type of data lost is uncertain; Type form as a company not only handles personal information but also payment details, which is done through Stripe integration or entered by customers on their webpage. However, the company has confirmed that no card details or other payment information existed within the chair backup.

Details about how the attackers found their way in having been scarred. The only information received from Typeform has been exploited, which has now been patched. According to an official statement the breach was discovered two days earlier, with the affected server being secured less than an hour after the discovery. Emails have also been sent to potentially affected users.

Typeform customers stepping forward

Mobile-only bank Monzo, a customer of Typeform, used their service to collect personal information and after analyzing the data has stated that “our initial investigations suggest that some personal data of about 20,000 people is likely to have been included in the breach”. A full report has been released by Monzo, which can be found here.