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.