The company took to Twitter to clarify its stance where it said, “This is misleading and wrong. Clubhouse was not injured or hacked. The data mentioned is all public profile information from our app, which anyone can access via the app or our API. ”
That is misleading and wrong. The clubhouse was not injured or hacked. The referenced data are all public profiles … https://t.co/GjDoRn84TA
– Clubhouse (@joinClubhouse) 1618106845000
To remember, a report from Cyber News alleged that a SQL database containing users’ personal information had been leaked online.
The report claimed that 1.3 million users had leaked data on a popular hacking forum for free.
According to the report, the leaked data includes information such as user ID, name, photo url, username, twitter handle, instagram handle, number of followers, number of people the user is following, account creation date, invited by name of the user profile.
The Cyber News report states that the SQL database did not contain any sensitive information such as credit card information. “Even a profile name with connections to the user’s other identified and established social media profiles can do enough real damage for a competent cybercriminal. ”
Cyber News reported this last week as well LinkedIn Data from 500 million users was reportedly leaked online.
“The four files leaked contain information about the LinkedIn users whose data was allegedly scraped by the threat actor, including their full names, email addresses, phone numbers, workplace information and more,” reported CyberNews.
LinkedIn had responded in a statement that it “examined a suspected set of LinkedIn data that was being offered for sale and found that it was in fact a collection of data from a number of websites and companies.”
“It contains publicly visible member profile information that appears to have been deleted by LinkedIn. This was not a breach of LinkedIn data, and no LinkedIn private member account information was included in what we were able to verify,” the company said.
“If someone tries to use member data for purposes that LinkedIn and our members have not consented to, we work to stop them and hold them accountable.”