No, Clubhouse isn’t available for Android yet. But in the meantime, hackers are trying to exploit its popularity by releasing malware disguised as an Android version of the audio chat app.
Antivirus provider ESET spotted the Trojan program. A fake Clubhouse website at “joinclubhouse[.]mobi” has been circulating the dangerous app over the internet. The site itself looks identical to the real Clubhouse website, but it claims to offer an Android version of the app from the Google Play Store. However, if you download it, the Trojanized program will attempt to steal your logins from 458 online services, including social media platforms, cryptocurrency exchanges, and banking apps.
Malicious web claiming to offer #Clubhouse for Android spreads banking trojan Blackrock. It lures credentials from 458 apps – financial, cryptocurrency exchanges & wallets, social, IM and shopping apps. There is currently no official Clubhouse app for Android. #ESETresearch 1/2 pic.twitter.com/azlxjvIgNO— ESET research (@ESETresearch) March 16, 2021
Although the fake website claims to offer the Clubhouse app from the Google Play Store, it’ll actually deliver the program via its own server—a notable red flag. Once installed, the Trojan will then try to steal passwords by generating a fake login window over the apps you open, such as Facebook, Twitter, or Netflix. The fake window will then record whatever you type, and ferry off your passwords to the hacker’s server.
It’s true that Clubhouse is working on an Android version of the app. But it probably won’t arrive in the next few months. It will be released on the company’s official website and Google Play store.