Houseparty says it found "no evidence" to suggest the app has been hacked 1 month ago

Houseparty says it found "no evidence" to suggest the app has been hacked

The app has denied claims that its security has been compromised.

Popular app Houseparty has said that it found "no evidence" to suggest that the app has been hacked and that users' private information has been compromised as a result.

This comes after a number of users claimed that their Netflix and Spotify accounts were hacked, and were then unable to delete their Houseparty account when they tried.

Houseparty has become one of the most downloaded apps across many countries in recent weeks, including Ireland, as it enables people to communicate with each other via video chat.

Houseparty said in a statement to JOE that it is offering a $1,000,000 bounty for anyone with proof that there is a "smear campaign to harm" the app.

The company's statement in full reads: "We’ve found no evidence to suggest a link between Houseparty and the compromises of other unrelated accounts and we don't know where/how it originated.

"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.

"We are investigating indications that the recent hacking rumours were spread by a paid commercial smear campaign to harm Houseparty.

"We are offering a $1,000,000 bounty for the first individual to provide proof of such a campaign."

The app also doubled down on its take, saying: "All Houseparty accounts are safe - the service is secure, has never been compromised, and doesn’t collect passwords for other sites."