Clubhouse has just come into the negative limelight. The only audio-chat application, which gained popularity last year, with a data breach allegation is suggested that the phone numbers of millions of users of the app have been leaked and are available on the dark web.
However, the information that has been published on Twitter has been contradicted by Clubhouse because it has now released an official statement to imply that no information has been violated.
Clubhouse has not leaked any user data!
Clubhouse said in a statement that the news of the data breach was completely fake. The statement said, “There was no violation of the clubhouse. There is a series of bots that generate billions of random phone numbers. If one of these random numbers occurs on our platform due to a mathematical coincidence, Clubhouse’s API does not provide any user identification information. Privacy and protection are of paramount importance to Clubhouse and we continue to invest in industry-leading security practices.
Even a number of experts have called the information fake. Security researcher Rajshekhar Rajhariya suggested that there were no names or pictures of the alleged leaked numbers. It is suggested that it could be more easily forged.
A # Hacker Of this, a list of 3.8 billion phone numbers is being sold #Clubhouse. Seems like a complete fake. There is only mobile number without name, photo. This list of phone numbers can be easily created. PII is not available. #Infosec #Detalic # GDPR Clubhouse pic.twitter.com/RugQhaSKhq
– Rajshekhar Rajhariya (@ Rajarihariya) July 24, 2021
News Clubhouse Data breach turned on # DarkNet Being viral.
The first thing the seller claims is a free sample but it requires 8 credits to unlock.
The second is just a random Japanese phone number.
The threatening actor is brand new to that forum, the least active and habitual to claim such lust. pic.twitter.com/acEfcLQUCh
– Sunny Nehra (@sanihrabro) July 24, 2021
For those who don’t know, Jain’s recent tweet suggested that the mobile numbers of about 3.7 million clubhouse users are being sold on dark websites, which seems worrisome. Mark Rueff, another Twitter user, made a similar claim.
It has a database of 3.8 billion phone numbers #Clubhouse Users have up for sale # DarkNet. It also has a number of people synced to the user’s phonebooks. So chances are you are listed even if you don’t have a clubhouse login. #Dataprivacy pic.twitter.com/IFgFGA8meU
– Jiten Jain (@ Jiten_Zain) July 24, 2021
Full phone number database #Clubhouse Is on sale # DarkNet. It has 3.8 billion phone numbers. These are not just members, people on the contact list were also synced. People are more likely to be listed even if you don’t have a clubhouse login. pic.twitter.com/PfAkUJ0BL5
– Mark Rouf (EmRuev) July 23, 2021
As it turns out, everything is fine and the man’s details are safe. It has also been revealed that the Dark Web has a record of posting such claims about hackers (who were allegedly selling clubhouse user numbers) but this is often proven wrong.
For those who don’t know, there were similar allegations against Clubhouse a few months ago. It was suggested that the user’s audio chats be leaked. Clubhouse acknowledged the data breach and revealed that security measures had been taken.
We hope everything is really safe and the clubhouse is taking all necessary steps to ensure it!