Clubhouse is a social network that boomed about a year and a half ago. This social network is characterized by being able to talk about any topic as if it were a debate, with anyone and in real time. That is, it is a chat application but only through audio, without writing anything, as if it were a radio program. At first it was only accessible by invitation, but now it is open to anyone who owns the app. However, it appears that the data of billions of people could have been stolen . But what is the truth in this?
Apparently, the company has been accused of an alleged data breach , since they have stolen the data of billions of people who have used the platform and who are already circulating through a popular hacking forum.
The controversy broke out on Twitter
The controversy began when a user on Twitter denounced that Clubhouse had stolen the personal data of almost four billion people. Also, a second user claimed all this. However, it was the platform itself that denied this.
In this statement, Clubhouse assured that they have not breached anything , but that there is a set of bots that are responsible for creating hundreds of thousands of phone numbers completely at random , one of these numbers being able to coincide with that of a person who is registered in the application.
They have also ensured that for them the safety and maintaining the privacy of all their users is the most important thing and that they are even investing money in forms of security that are leaders in the social networks industry.
Don’t worry: Clubhouse hasn’t been robbed
In fact, not only did Clubhouse claim this, but also several experts corroborated this information, claiming that all those phone numbers that had been leaked did not have any names or photos linked to the number.
That is, what is being sold in the famous hacker portal are random numbers that have nothing to do with those of the users of the social network. However, this can lead to SMS scams , for example, since it is very likely that many of these numbers belong to people in Spain.
Therefore, this user’s complaint that the data of almost four billion people had been stolen from Clubhouse and that everything was circulating through the hacker forum has been shown to be false . So, if you are registered in the application, know that your data is totally safe. It has even been revealed that the hacker who was supposed to be circulating all this information has a history in which he has sometimes been right when making certain publications, but it has also been shown that he has been wrong more than once.
This is not a new case for Clubhouse since several months ago they also accused her of a similar crime of data theft. To be more specific, it was reported that audios were leaked from many chats.
So anyone who wants to can continue using the application without problems and without fear that their data has been stolen.