Twitch has been hacked in what seems to be a massive data breach, with user info, streamer payouts and even the source code leaked.
Appearing on 4chan, the 126GB file has been posted by an anonymous hacker who describes the Twitch Community as a “disgusting toxic cesspool” and says that this is only part one of the leak, so expect more to follow.
In response, Twitch is aware of the leak and has advised users to change their passwords, set up two-factor authentication and reset their stream key to protect their data.
So what’s been leaked?
According to the 4chan post, the file reportedly contains the following:
- The entire source code with comment history “going back to its early beginnings’
- Creator payouts from 2019
- Clients for mobile, console and desktop
- Proprietary SDKs and Internal AWS services used by Twitch
- Every other property owned by Twitch including CurseForge and IGDB
- An unreleased Steam competitiot, codnamed Vapor from Amazon Game Studios
- Twitch’s internal ‘red teaming tools (used to improve security)
One user also reports that the file contains encrypted passwords, but this has yet to be officially confirmed.
The leak comes a month after many Twitch users organised a boycott to protest against Twitch’s seemingly lack of response to ‘hate raids’, which Twitch has said they are working on but did stress it doesn’t have a ‘simple fix’
If you are worried, change your password, rest your stream key and enable two-step verification.
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