According to the latest news, last Sunday, Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison said that a recent report claiming personal user data had been leaked is totally “false.” Note that Cyber News reported a SQL database with user’s data like user IDs, names, usernames, Twitter handle, Instagram handle, and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum. When The Verge requested Clubhouse for more information, the company was not immediately available for a response.
Later, Clubhouse CEO Davison clarified that the platform had not suffered any kind of data breach. He said, “No, This is misleading and false, it is a clickbait article, we were not hacked. The data referred to was all public profile information from our app. So the answer to that is a definitive ‘no.’”
It should be noted that last week, a report published by the same company Cyber News claimed that sensitive data of 500 million LinkedIn users had been scraped and posted online. LinkedIn, the Microsoft-owned company soon countered the report claiming no private member account data was included in the leak.
The Clubhouse news arrived just after a couple of days it was discovered that the personal data of 533 million Facebook users was leaked online for free. The Facebook data leak included data points like phone number, birth date, location, email address, and full name.
Despite being invite-only and available only on the iOS platform, Clubhouse had a fabulous first year. Within the very first year of its launch, Clubhouse experienced more than 10 million downloads. Currently, tech giants like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Discord, Spotify, and Slack are working hard to compete with Clubhouse. It is noteworthy that one of the competitors, Twitter has also tried to acquire Clubhouse recently.