Clubhouse Says 1.3 Million User Records Shared on Hacker Forum is Public Info

According to CyberNews, an SQL database containing sensitive user information from 1.3 million Clubhouse accounts scraped by hackers has been leaked for free on a well-known hacker forum.

Just over a month ago, Clubhouse had to sure up its defences after a user on the platform engineered their way into leaking audio from multiple Clubhouse rooms (which are supposed to be private) to a third-party website.

The leaked database contains the following user data pulled from 1.3 million Clubhouse profiles:

  • User ID
  • Name
  • Photo URL
  • Username
  • Twitter handle
  • Instagram handle
  • Number of followers
  • Number of people followed by user
  • Account creation date
  • Invited by user profile name

Thankfully, the leak doesn’t contain any deeply sensitive data like credit card information. Nevertheless, the leaked information can still be used by those with less than pure intentions to stage phishing attempts and social engineering scams, or even try to steal an individual’s identity.

Clubhouse confirmed on Saturday evening it was not hacked or breached. It said the info scraped was all public information, available via the company’s API.

Privacy concerns against the audio-based, invitation-only social media platform had already been mounting, and this leak is going to lend them even more authenticity.

Clubhouse was said to have held talks with Twitter for an acquisition, in a deal worth a reported $4 billion USD.