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1.3 Mn Clubhouse Users’ Data ‘Leaked’ Online, Company Denies Claim

Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison was quoted as saying that the claim is ‘misleading and false’.

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Clubhouse is a voice-based app which is only available for iPhone users.
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In yet another instance of electronic data breach, personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users was allegedly ‘leaked’ on a popular hacking forum, according to a report by Cyber News.

However, Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison was quoted as saying that the claim is ‘misleading and false’.

Calling the ‘data leak’ a clickbait, Clubhouse official Twitter handle stated, “This is misleading and false. Clubhouse has not been breached or hacked. The data referred to is all public profile information from our app, which anyone can access via the app or our API.”

According to Cyber News, a database of 1.3 million scraped users was leaked. This reportedly included personal information, such as user ID and name on Clubhouse, along with the photo URL, the username being used, Twitter and Instagram handles, number of followers, and the number of people being followed by the user.

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Compromised data: usernames, display name (usually the real name), profile photo URL, social media links (Twitter and Instagram), follower count, account creation and whom they were invited by.
Compromised data: usernames, display name (usually the real name), profile photo URL, social media links (Twitter and Instagram), follower count, account creation and whom they were invited by.
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Popularity of the invite-only social media networking app, co-founded by Rohan Seth, soared after billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk used the application in February, 2021 and hosted a podcast with Robinhood CEO.

Earlier in February, the iOS and invite-only platform Clubhouse was accused of leaking its users’ data to Chinese government.

“SIO has determined that a user's unique Clubhouse ID number and chatroom ID are transmitted in plaintext, and Agora would likely have access to users’ raw audio, potentially providing access to the Chinese government,” read a statement published by Stanford Information Observatory (SIO) on its website.

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