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Clubhouse hack exposes data of 1.3m users, CEO says info already public

Audio chat social network app Clubhouse is the latest company to have suffered a data breach. Personal data of 1.3 million users in an SQL database was leaked on a hacker forum for free, reported Cybernews. Profile names and followers were reportedly leaked and not sensitive data such as credit card information or legal documents. Clubhouse CEO Paul Davison, however, refuted the claim and said the supposedly leaked information is already in the public domain and could be accessed by anyone, wrote The Verge. Davison had a strong retort to the allegation of a data leak. “No, this is misleading and false, it is a clickbait article, we were not hacked. The data referred to was all public profile information from our app. So, the answer to that is a definitive ‘no,’” Davison responded at a town hall meeting when…

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