Recent news reported of data breach online which revealed over millions of phone numbers of Clubhouse users that was put up for sale on the Dark Web but the social app maker informed that there has been no data breach on Sunday.
Clubhouse is a social audio app for iOS and Android where users can communicate in voice chat rooms that accommodate groups over thousands of people. The audio-only app hosts live discussions, with opportunities to participate through speaking and listening.
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Leading cyber-security expert, Jiten Jain tweeted that a database of phone numbers of Clubhouse users is up for sale on the Darknet on Saturday.
“It also contains numbers of people in phonebooks of users that were synced. So, chances are high that you are listed even if you haven’t had a Clubhouse login,” he wrote.
In addition, Head of Research for SCIP IG, Marc Reuf wrote a tweet on Saturday that 3.8 billion full database of phone number database of #Clubhouse is up for sale on the dark web and it also involved people in contact lists that were synced.
However, the data leak claim appears fake as the alleged Clubhouse data contains only mobile numbers without names according to independent security researcher, Rajshekhar Rajaharia.
“No names, photos or any other details are available. This list of phone numbers can be generated very easily. The data leak claim appears fake,” Rajaharia told IANS.
Clubhouse Refutes Allegations
The company responded that it continues to invest in industry-leading security practices, as privacy and security are of the utmost importance to the application.
The applications spokesperson explained to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) that there are a series of bots generating billions of random phone numbers.
“In the event that one of these random numbers happens to exist on our platform due to mathematical coincidence, Clubhouse’s API returns no user identifiable information,” he added.
The company also said that it has added 10 million people to the community since its launch on Android in mid-May.