Personal data of approximately 1.3 million users of the social audio app Clubhouse has been leaked online, Cyber News reportedA SQL database of user IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and the number of followers was posted on an online hacker forum. According to Cyber News, it did not appear that sensitive user information such as credit card numbers were among the leaked information. But the information can be used in phishing attempts to trick users into transferring that more sensitive information.
Last week, Cyber News reported about another social platform data breach: It found that personal data of 500 million LinkedIn users had been scraped and posted online. The Microsoft-owned company said no account information of LinkedIn private members was included in the leak.
That news came just days after it was discovered that some 533 million Facebook users’ personal information was also leaked online for free. The Facebook leak reportedly included users’ phone numbers, dates of birth, locations, email addresses, and full names.
Clubhouse had a monstrous first year – despite being invite-only and only available on iOS devices – with over 10 million downloads. Twitter, LinkedIn, Discord, Spotify and Slack have all launched or are working on competing social audio platforms, and Facebook reportedly has one in the works too.
Clubhouse did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The edge on Sunday.