The personal data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users has leaked online on a well-liked hacker forum, consistent with a Saturday report from Cyber News.The scraped data of Clubhouse users includes names, social media profile names, and other details.Clubhouse didn't immediately answer Insider's request for comment that was made on Saturday. As Cyber News reported, the exposed data could enable bad actors to focus on users through phishing schemes or fraud .
The invite-only social media app launched in March 2020 and has grown into a well-liked platform and attracted many users. Its audio community allows users to tune into conversations, or "rooms," about various topics. the corporate is reportedly in talks for a funding round that values the corporate at $4 billion.The development comes after two high-profile data breaches surfaced within the past week.
The same publication reported on Tuesday that the private data of 500 million LinkedIn users - about two-thirds of the platform's userbase - was scraped and listed purchasable online. A LinkedIn spokesperson confirmed to Insider on Thursday that there's indeed a dataset posted of public information that was scraped from its platform. A hacker is attempting to sell the info for a four-digit sum and potentially within the sort of bitcoin.
Paul Prudhomme, an analyst at counterintelligence company IntSights, told Insider that the exposed data is critical because bad actors could use it to attack companies through their employees' information.Days before reports surfaced of the LinkedIn and Clubhouse data leaks, Insider's Aaron Holmes reported that the complete names, location, email addresses, and other sensitive pieces of data of 533 million Facebook users were posted during a forum. Security researchers told Insider that hackers could use the exposed data to impersonate them or scam them into revealing sensitive login information.