Houseparty offers $1m reward for proof of sabotage following viral smear campaign
Live video chat and real-time gaming app Houseparty is offering a $1m reward for evidence that the company was responsible for personal accounts being hacked.
The company was the victim of a commercial smear campaign following online rumours that alleged that downloading the app led to other services such as Netflix and Spotify being hacked.
Houseparty has become one of the most downloaded apps in UK, following the spread of coronavirus.
Epic Games purchased Houseparty from its creator in 2019, but has not made a statement on the attack on the firm.
We are investigating indications that the recent hacking rumors 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Houseparty (@houseparty) March 31, 2020