Clubhouse denies data breach

Megha Gupta reports:

On July 23, a hacker group claimed that they have got access to over 3.8 billion phone numbers from Clubhouse servers. The claim posted on a hackers’ forum alleging the leak states that the list of numbers contains cellphone, fixed, private, and professional numbers. The information about the claim was shared on Twitter by Jiten Jain, Director, Voyager Infosec.

The social audio app has now denied the leak and after examining the claims, several security experts have also said that these are false allegations against the company.

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Tribune India also covers the denial and criticism of claimed breach, reporting, in part:

“There are a series of bots generating billions of random phone numbers,” the company’s spokesperson told IANS.

“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,” it added.

Independent researcher, Rajshekhar Rajaharia, who is known to DataBreaches.net, also told IANS that the data leak claim appears fake because the alleged Clubhouse data contains only mobile numbers without names.

“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.

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