The problem is, these are not really leaks. Both databases contain only publicly available information about users. No hacking happened, as reported by the victims (exclusively from negative PR) organizations (statement Clubhouse, statement LinkedIn). Someone even suggested writing search engines to hackers – they regularly extract and store the same databases on their servers,
and then they drain them to just anyone… These two news of the past week differ from the incident on Facebook. In that case, all the same private information leaked (for example, number phone by Mark Zuckerberg), also collected through a dubious practice, in which the social network receives the user’s phone book.
As a result, there was a discussion of terminology all week: what can even be considered a data leak? In particular, Troy Hunt, owner of Haveibeenpwned, a public database of Clubhouse users leaked does not consider: