Personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users not leaked, CEO Paul Davidson told fake hacking report

An alleged audio of Trinamool Congress election strategist Prashant Kishore is becoming quite viral on social media. With this alleged audio clip, the video chatting app Clubhouse has come into the limelight in India, and recently it is reported that the data of its 1.3 million users has been leaked. According to a report, the personal information of the users of this audio chat app has been hacked.

But Clubhouse CEO Paul Davidson has dismissed this report. Davidson has claimed that the personal data of the audio-based chat app has not been leaked. He said, ‘This is misleading and wrong, it is a clickbait article, we were not hacked. The data referred to was all public profile information from our app. So the answer is definitely ‘no’.

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Earlier, Cyber ​​News reported that a SQL database containing personal data of more than 1 million clubhouse users has been leaked online. It has been said that this leaked data includes the names of users, social media profiles, user IDs, photo URLs, Twitter-Instagram handles, number of followers, date of account creation and other information. However, the data did not contain sensitive information such as credit card details or legal documents.The same thing about LinkedIn data

The interesting thing is that this website had said that personal data of about 500 million LinkedIn users was leaked online. However, LinkedIn ensured that it did not face any data breach.

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The company said, ‘It was not a breach, but was actually an aggregation of data from many websites and companies. It contains publicly viewable member profile data that appears to be scraped from LinkedIn. ‘

In the case of Facebook, more than 500 million users were affected by the data scraping incident. The social media company said that this data leak is before September 2019, and it has already been corrected.


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