Recently rumours started spreading that Netflix and Spotify accounts of users are being hacked after they installed the Houseparty app. However, there is no evidence that the Houseparty app is behind this hacks and the creators of this app have declined that any hacking attack has occurred.
Houseparty is a face-to-face social network that allows video calls up to eight people simultaneously and turns it like a virtual house party like playing games, quizzes, and hang out virtually. Now, these days in the lockdown the popularity of the Houseparty app has risen so much.
Since the app has gained so much popularity, some users are reporting that the app has been hacked and many users are receiving notification about login into their Netflix and Apple accounts but there is no evidence that these logins are done due to the Houseparty app.
“Found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts.”, Houseparty makers said.
How did the party start going wrong?
Since there is no evidence that the app has been hacked or there has any kind of data breach we can’t blame them without having strong evidence and uninstalling the app or deleting the account will not resolve the issue.
“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 said
There may be some other side
However, there may be some other way also that some of the house party users have been caught out by another scam or deleting accounts will not solve the issue. Instead, we should turn on 2FA and use a strong and unique password.
Houseparty doesn’t use third-party apps such as Netflix, Spotify, or Paypal.