Has 3.8 billion phone numbers been stolen from Clubhouse users and put up for sale on Darknet?
IT security expert Mark Roof discovered the opportunity in a Darknet forum and shared a screenshot of it on Twitter. “God” provides the largest set of data for user sales, including cell phone, landline and business phone numbers.
The package contains not only users’ data but also phone numbers from their contact books. Because: Anyone who downloads Clubhouse gives us access to the phone numbers of friends and family.
Clubhouse denies data theft, Built declares in request: “No attack on Clubhouse”. The company guarantees that anyone who tries to tap the app will not receive any information that can be used to identify users.
The phone numbers of Clubhouse users ending up in the Darknet (protected area of the Internet accessible only through certain browsers) is a “mathematical coincidence”. Operators assume that bots automatically generate cell phone numbers using random number combinations.
Clubhouse was launched in March 2020 and most recently had two million users. The application acts as a kind of digital panel discussion. There are several rooms where listeners can listen to moderate conversations and speak using a digital hand signal.
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