Clubhouse is now suffering from a major user data leak, which breached more than 1.3 million users. Security experts said that the hackers were able to publish the users’ sensitive info online.
Clubhouse is not the only social media platform that was affected by massive hacks. Facebook also suffered from a huge data breached that affected millions of FB users. On the other hand, some LinkedIn profiles were also breached by several hackers.
Clubhouse’s massive breach and other social media hacks just show that cybercriminals and other online attackers are still evolving, finding new ways to breach sensitive info of companies, businesses, and regular users so that they can use them as ransom or as their way to breach bank accounts.
As of the moment, Clubhouse hasn’t released any statement regarding the latest massive breach. The giant company also didn’t confirm if it is already fixing the issue to save the leaked sensitive user data. Here are some of the information that is released by the hackers and other involved online attackers;
- Photo URL
- Instagram handle
- Number of followers
- User ID
- Number of people followed by the user
- Account creation date
- Invited by user profile name
- Twitter handle
On the other hand, if you are one of the Clubhouse users, here’s how you can know if your account is included in the massive hack;
- Consider using a password manager to create strong passwords and store them securely.
- Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your online accounts.
- Beware of suspicious Clubhouse messages and connection requests from strangers.
- Change the password of your Clubhouse account.
- Use our personal data leak checker to find out if your email has ever been leaked.
What is Clubhouse
This app is a social networking app based on audio-chat. Users can listen to conversations, interviews, and discussions between interesting people on various topics. It is just like tuning in to a podcast but live and with an added layer of exclusivity.
However, unlike other applications, people can only use this app if they received an invite from one of its users. Some individuals even claim that it is just like a real-life yacht or county club. This means that you have to get an invite from an existing member.
When you join the app, you select topics of interest, like tech, books, business, or health. The more information you give the app about your interests, the more conversation rooms and individuals the app will recommend you follow or join.
The app became so popular after Elon Musk used it in a discussion forum. If you want to join the app, the first thing you need to do is to find a member of the popular application club and ask them to send you an invite. If you are invited, you’ll see a link texted to your phone number, directing you to a sign-up page in the app.
However, you still need top be careful when you are providing sensitive info in the popular app since its system is not that secured, just like other social media platforms.