April 12, 2021 at 02:40AM

Paul Davison, the CEO of new audio social media app Clubhouse, says there were no leaks of personal user data, in contrast to a report claiming there had been recently, The Verge reported.

A Cyber News report said that users’ data, including users’ IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts, were posted to a hackers’ forum.

That report didn’t seem to indicate that credit card information was among the reportedly-leaked info.

Now, Davison is calling that report “false.”

Asked at a recent town hall about the report, he said the report wasn’t true.

“This is misleading and false, it is a clickbait article, we were not hacked,” he said, according to The Verge. “The data referred to was all public profile information from our app. So the answer to that is a definitive ‘no.'”

The news of Clubhouse’s reported leak comes at a time which has seen other reports of leaks. Cyber News also reported last week that LinkedIn had suffered a leak that had let 500 million users’ data get out. LinkedIn said there hadn’t been any private member account data from the site included in the link.

And that came just days after another data from 533 million Facebook users was leaked. That leak reportedly included users’ phone numbers, birthdates, locations, email addresses, and full names, The Verge reported.

Clubhouse has been having a good year despite only starting last year – but with the pandemic, people were looking for new ways to socialize and interact in the absence of in-person venues.

The company has announced its intention to have a funding round valuing itself at $4 billion, according to anonymous sources.

That represents a quadrupling of the numbers from just last January.

The company, which allows for private invite-only online radio shows, has seen appearances from Hollywood stars and big names in business, and other social media companies are attempting to copy its success.

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