Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world right now so as you can imagine, there are probably millions of users on its platform. Unfortunately for these users and operators, the company appears to have faced a massive data breach because a hacker posted online in their possession, a 125GB file containing a bunch of Twitch data.
This data includes things like the platform’s source code, proprietary services, user information, and even live streaming revenue information. This was initially reported by VideoGameChronicles and Twitch has since verified that the breach is real and stated that they are investigating the extent of the breach and will update users as soon as possible.
We can confirm a breach has occurred. Our teams are working urgently to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information becomes available. Thank you for bearing with us.
Twitch October 6, 2021
According to the hacker who posted about the hack, the intent was apparently to “promote more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” and also because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool.” Twitch already has its fair share of problematic users and streaming screens, but it seems the actions they’ve taken so far haven’t been enough for this particular hacker.
If you have a Twitch account, you may want to quickly log into your account, change your password, and also make sure that two-factor authentication is enabled to be safe.
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