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Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison said Sunday that a report claiming personal user data had been leaked was “false.” Cyber News reported a SQL database with users’ IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handle, and follower counts were posted to a web hacker forum. consistent with Cyber News, it didn’t appear that sensitive user information like MasterCard numbers was among the leaked info.
The clubhouse didn’t immediately reply to an invitation for more information from The Verge on Sunday. But Davison said in response to an issue during a government building that the platform had not suffered a knowledge breach. “No, this is often misleading and false, it’s a clickbait article, we weren’t hacked. the info mentioned was all public profile information from our app. therefore the answer thereto may be a definitive ‘no.’”
Last week, Cyber News reported that private data for 500 million LinkedIn users had been scraped and posted online. The Microsoft-owned company said that no private member account data from LinkedIn was included within the leak.
That news came just a few days after it had been discovered that private data for a few 533 million Facebook users was leaked online for free of charge. The Facebook leak reportedly included users’ phone numbers, birthdates, locations, email addresses, and full names.
The clubhouse had a monster first year—despite being invite-only and available only on iOS devices— seeing quite 10 million downloads. Twitter, LinkedIn, Discord, Spotify, and Slack have all launched or are performing on competing for social audio platforms, and Facebook reportedly has one within the works also