Houseparty says the app has not been hacked – now offers $1 million to anyone who can prove the hack
- Users across the world have taken to Twitter to complain about how
Housepartyhas been hacking into other apps on their phones like Spotify.
- Houseparty’s parent company has denied these reports.
- Houseparty has said that it would pay a $1 million bounty to find out the entity behind what the company described as a paid commercial smear campaign.
But now comes trouble. Users across the world have taken to Twitter to complain about how Houseparty has been hacking into other apps on their phones like Spotify.
Hate to add to the house party hack stories but I’ve had someone try to hack my insta over 500 times in the last we… https://t.co/W3ce8Qry3E— Michelle Elman (@ScarredNtScared) 1585593934000
Stay Safe people #housepartyapp #hack https://t.co/h3kdZ7E9bX— Leanne The Lioness (@leanne_lioness) 1585613107000
People have also been sharing a thread of screenshots, where users have noticed new logins onto their Spotify and Uber accounts. Some have even complained that their bank accounts have been hacked.
However, Houseparty has denied such reports. "We’ve found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts," an Epic Games spokesperson told Business Insider UK.
"As a general rule, we suggest all users choose strong passwords when creating online accounts on any platform. Use a unique password for each account, and use a password generator or password manager to keep track of passwords, rather than using passwords that are short and simple,” the spokesperson told Business Insider UK.
Epic Games is the American video game company that’s behind Houseparty. The app actually came into existence in 2016 and had a short-lived fame but the quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic brought back the app to its victory.
Meanwhile, security experts too have dismissed that Houseparty could have hacked into your phone.
The news has reached its Indian users, who have discovered the app recently. They are now forwarding the screenshots of the supposed hacks and questioning – should we delete houseparty, the one fun thing?
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