A Cyber News report stated that an SQL database with user IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles, and the number of followers has been posted to an online hacker forum.
IST updated at 05:33 AM on April 12, 2021
According to “Network News”, the personal data of approximately 1.3 million users of the social audio application Clubhouse has been leaked online.
The Verge cited a report from Computer News that a SQL database with user IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles, and the number of followers has been posted to online hacker forums. It seems that there is no sensitive user information, such as credit card numbers, in the leaked information. However, this information can be used in phishing attempts to enable users to hand over this more sensitive information.
Last week, “Network News” reported another data breach on social platforms: it discovered that the personal data of 500 million LinkedIn users had been captured and posted online. The Microsoft-owned company said that the leak did not contain private member account data from LinkedIn.
As reported by The Verge, the news came days after it was discovered that the personal data of approximately 533 million Facebook users had also been leaked online for free. According to reports, Facebook leaks include the user’s phone number, birthday, location, email address and full name.
The social audio app Clubhouse performed poorly in its first year. Although it only accepted invitations and was only available on iOS devices, it had over 10 million downloads.
Twitter, LinkedIn, Discord, Spotify and Slack have all launched or are competing for social audio platforms, and Facebook is reportedly among them.