UPDATE: There has been an update in the Twitch Leak, according to IGN the Company has released a new statement today, Twitch has reset all of the stream keys, Stream keys are unique IDs used to log in to a channel through broadcast software. and claiming that the breach occurred due to “an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working with urgency to investigate the incident.” But has assured that no login credentials have been accessed or exposed due to Twitch not storing Credit Card numbers, but will continue their investigation.
Twitch has been hit with a massive leak after a hacker posted a torrent file that contained a vast amount of data for the public to access.
According to a report from VGC, and IGN, the hacker posted a 125 GB Torrent link to 4chan on Wednesday, consisting of “the entirety” of Twitch’s Source Code, creator payout reports from 2019, mobile, desktop, and console Twitch clients, proprietary services, and even “an unreleased Steam competitor, codenamed Vapor, from Amazon Game Studios.”
Some have already begun to dig in the torrent file to survey what other data points that are on public display, one person has already claimed that encrypted passwords have also been compromised in the leak. With any kind of data breach, it is advised for people to change their passwords and authorize a two-factor authentication for extra protection. As mentioned earlier, the creator payout reports from 2019 were also leaked, this shows what each creator had earned on Twitch which included the exact dollar amount. The list included the gross payout of the highest-paid users, revealing seven-figure totals for the site’s most popular creators.
The anonymous person behind the Twitch attack mentioned that it was just the first part of the content they are planning to release to the public, allegedly stating that they are leaking information to foster “more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool.” Twitch recently responded to the data breach by confirming an attack took place, this was the statement:
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