Data approximately 1,3 of millions of users of iOS social media application Clubhouse posted on a hacking forum, but its developers claim that the platform has not been compromised and that the specific data that has been leaked was already available to the public.
The SQL database, found in the hacking forum, contains a lot of information about the users of the popular audio-based application.
In accordance with Cybernews, many of the leaked data include personal information, such as: user ID for Clubhouse account, username, username, Twitter and Instagram handles, followers and following numbers, account creation date and the user who invited the victim to register.
However, this information is indeed data that could be available from other sources. The leaked database, does not contain sensitive information, such as passwords or email addresses, ie information that could put users at greater risk.
Through a post on Twitter, Clubhouse calls hack reports "misleading and false". The application insisted that had not been violated and that this data is “public profile information from our application, to which anyone can access through our application or API".
Anyway, someone collected all this data and posted it on a hacking forum. Many similar incidents have been uncovered this month. On April 8, leaked data of 500 million users LinkedIn.
On April 3, a similar file was published with data from around 530 million Facebook accounts, which is linked to a 2019 breach. In the case of Facebook, the data included more sensitive information such as dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses.
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As for the Clubhouse, this leak is not the first security incident it faces. In February, it upgraded its security amid concerns that hackers in China could potentially spy on users.