The social network Clubhouse said that the dialogs of some of its users, who were in a closed room, leaked to a third-party site. The reason for this was a hacker attack that started on February 20.An unknown user was able to bypass the security restrictions of the social network and transfer the audio files of users to a third-party website on the Internet, explained Rima Banasi, a spokeswoman for the Clubhouse.
The details of the hack were not disclosed, but the company announced that the user had already been identified, blocked and the necessary measures were taken to protect the data. At the same time, experts say that it is impossible to ensure complete confidentiality of information.
He noted that his company was unable to identify the identity of the hackers and the origin of the attack – it is possible that the attacker discovered a way to remotely share his login from the Clubhouse social network with the whole world.
Clubhouse’s popularity skyrocketed in February. The startup makes it possible for speakers to communicate within “rooms”, which listeners can join. They can even “raise their hand” to ask a question with the approval of the discussion moderators. The company recently raised $100 million in investments with an estimate of about $1 billion.
Clubhouse only said that it is implementing “additional encryption” into its systems and preventing any data from being sent to China.
Security incidents have not severely limited the company behind the app, as it plans to open the platform to more users.
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