- Over 1 million Clubhouse users’ data were compromised in a huge data leak.
- Information such as credit card details or legal documents is not being leaked.
- LinkedIn and Facebook user data has also been exposed online within the past week.
After Facebook and LinkedIn, Clubhouse has faced a massive personal data leak of more than 1.3 million online. An SQL database containing the personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has leaked online.
So far, it seems like it’s been the worst week of the year for social media platforms in terms of data leaks, with Clubhouse seemingly joining the fray.
Cybercriminals can use the data to target affected users through phishing or other types of social engineering attacks. They can also conduct brute-forcing of passwords of Clubhouse profiles, the report added.
The leaked database contains a variety of user-related information from Clubhouse profiles, including:
- User ID, Username
- Photo URL
- Twitter handle
- Instagram handle
- Number of followers
- Number of people followed by the user
- Account creation date
- Invited by user profile name
However, information such as credit card details or legal documents is not leaking. Particularly determined attackers can combine information found in the leaked SQL database with other data breaches in order to create detailed profiles of their potential victims. With such information in hand, they can stage much more convincing phishing and social engineering attacks or even commit identity theft against the people whose information has been exposed on the hacker forum.
How Can I protect myself from data leaks?
If you suspect that your Clubhouse profile data might have been leaked by threat actors, we recommend you:
- Change the password of your Clubhouse account.
- Consider using a password manager to create strong passwords and store them securely.
- Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on all your online accounts.
Also, watch out for potential phishing emails and text messages. Again, don’t click on anything suspicious or respond to anyone you don’t know.
As of now, Clubhouse has not responded to the data leak. We’ll update you as soon the company releases any statement on the same.
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