Cyber security expert Jiten Jain has given information about the data leak by tweeting, although so far no confirmation has been made by the company.
If you are a fan of Clubhouse app which is rapidly gaining popularity in no time, then this news may bother you as millions of phone numbers of Clubhouse users have reportedly been leaked and sold on the dark web. Cyber security expert Jiten Jain has given this information. Please note that the dataset of the popular audio chat app only shows mobile numbers and does not show any other information.
Leading cyber security expert Jiten Jain has given information about this by tweeting. He wrote in his tweet that, “3.8 billion (380 crore) phone numbers of clubhouse users are being sold on the darknet. It contains the numbers of people in the users’ phonebooks that have been synced. So there is a possibility that your number may also be included in this list even if you are not logged into the clubhouse.
A database of 3.8 billion phone numbers of #Clubhouse users is up for sale on the #Darknet. It also contains Numbers of people in user’s PhoneBooks that were Synced. So Chances are high that you are listed even if you haven’t had a Clubhouse login. #DataPrivacy pic.twitter.com/IFgFGA8meU
— Jiten Jain (@jiten_jain) July 24, 2021
However, the audio chat app is yet to confirm the alleged data leak. At the same time, independent security researcher Rajshekhar Rajhariya has called this alleged clubhouse data fake. He tweeted that, “A hacker is allegedly selling 3.8 billion phone numbers of Clubhouse. It looks completely fake. In this, only mobile numbers are visible without any name and photo. The list of phone numbers can be created easily.
A #Hacker is allegedly selling a list of 3.8 billion phone numbers of #Clubhouse. Seems completely fake. There are only mobile numbers without name, photos. This list of phone numbers can be generated very easily. PII not available. #InfoSec #DataLeak #GDPR @Clubhouse pic.twitter.com/RugQhaSKhq
— Rajshekhar Rajaharia (@rajaharia) July 24, 2021
Let us tell you that in February this year, researchers at Stanford University in the US warned that the app could leak audio data of users to the Chinese government. The Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO) claimed that Agora, a Shanghai-based provider of real-time engagement software, supplied the back-end infrastructure to the Clubhouse app.
Recently, Clubhouse announced that it is now out of beta and open to all. The company said that it has removed its waitlist system, so that anyone can join the platform without any hassle. The company also said that it has added 1 million million people to the community since its launch on Android in mid-May.
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