An SQL database containing the personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users was leaked online for free, a few days after LinkedIn and Facebook suffered similar leaks.
Researchers from Cyber News have discovered that the personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users was leaked online days after LinkedIn and Facebook also suffered data leaks.
The experts found an ad on a hacker forum offering for free a SQL database containing 1.3 million scraped Clubhouse user records.
“Days after scraped data from more than a billion Facebook and LinkedIn profiles, collectively speaking, was put for sale online, it looks like now it’s Clubhouse’s turn. The upstart platform seems to have experienced the same fate, with an SQL database containing 1.3 million scraped Clubhouse user records leaked for free on a popular hacker forum.” reported CyberNews.
The leaked records include Clubhouse user IDs, names, usernames, Twitter handles, Instagram handles, number of followers, number of people followed by the users, accounts’ creation date, and invited by user profile names. Financial data was not included in the data leak.
The experts reported their findings to the company, but at the time of this writing, Clubhouse has yet to confirm the authenticity of the exposed data.
Leak data could be abused by threat actors to carry out malicious activities, such as phishing/spear-phishing attacks, identity theft, and scams.
“The leaked SQL database only contains Clubhouse profile information – we did not find any deeply sensitive data like credit card details or legal documents in the archive posted by the threat actor. With that said, even a profile name, with connections to the user’s other social media profiles identified and established, can be enough for a competent cybercriminal to cause real damage.” continues the experts.
In February, an attacker demonstrated that Clubhouse chats are not secure, he was able to siphon audio feeds from “multiple rooms” into its own website.
Clubhouse is an invite-only social media app launched in March 2020 that allows its users to participate in audio conversations, or “rooms,” talking about various topics. The app is becoming even more popular, analysts evaluated the value of the company at some billions.
Clubhouse users should follow these simple recommendations:
- Watch out for suspicious Clubhouse messages and connection requests from strangers.
- Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your online accounts.
- Using a strong and unique password for each web service, a password manager could help you.
- Be vigilant on potential phishing messages that ask you to provide information.
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