After Facebook and LinkedIn, the data of 1.3 million users of Clubhouse have been leaked, according to a report

The social media app, Clubhouse is known for its audio community has suffered a major data breach. The invite-only social media app was introduced in March 2020 and it gained much popularity soon after its launch due to its audio-chat feature, and its audio community allows users to tune into rooms and discussion about different types of topics which attracted millions of users from all over the world.

According to a report, the scraped data of about 1.3 million users have been leaked online on a hacker forum, which includes publicly available data, i.e.: usernames, profile photo links, account creation date, and other invited by user profile name, however, private data of users have not included in the leaked data. The breach can damage the prestige of this platform and many bad actors can use the data in many ways. According to Cyber News, the leaked data can enable hackers to target those users through phishing schemes. The numbers of attacks on social media platforms have increased to a great extent especially during the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Many other social media platforms are also facing data leakage issues. For instance, the personal data of two-thirds of LinkedIn users of about 500 million was posted online for sale by the attacker who demanded the number of thousands of dollars to be paid in the form of Bitcoin, however, the Microsoft-owned company said that no account data of private member from LinkedIn have been included in this leak. Similarly, the data of about 533 million users of Facebook was leaked online for free of cost about a year ago which includes personal details, birthdays, email addresses, IDs, passwords and these data can be used on any phishing schemes. Facebook is the biggest social media platform in the world holding a large number of data of users and it is very hard to believe that how this company can be much neglected to a major leakage.

The Clubhouse had an enormous first year and it was an invited-only app and was available on iOS devices only and it had more than 10 million downloads from all over the world. Twitter, Discord, Spotify, have introduced or testing on competing social media platforms and according to a report of last week, Facebook has one in the work. Reddit is also exploring the similar audio chat feature of Clubhouse.

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