After the matter of leaking the phone numbers of crores of users of Clubhouse, now the company has issued a statement saying that there has been no data breach. The company said on Sunday that it also continues to invest in industry-leading security practices as privacy and security are of utmost importance to Clubhouse. A company spokesperson said, there is a series of bots that generate billions of random phone numbers.
On Saturday, leading cyber security expert Jiten Jain wrote on Twitter that a database of phone numbers of Clubhouse users is up for sale on the darknet. He wrote, this also includes the number of people in the phonebook of the users who were synced. So chances are high that you are listed, even if you don’t have a Clubhouse login.
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, according to independent security researcher Rajasekhar Rajhariya, the data leak claim appears to be bogus as the alleged clubhouse data consists only of mobile numbers without names. No name, photo or any other details are available, Rajharia said. This list of phone numbers can be made very easily. The data leak claim seems fake.
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
In February this year, researchers from Stanford University in the US warned that the app could leak users’ audio data 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.
The company has now removed its waitlist system so that anyone can join the platform without any hassle. The company also said that it has added 10 million people to the community since its launch on Android in mid-May.
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