Twitch is hack, hackers leaks many top streamer revenues, like Amouranth, Xqc and Shroud : A 125GB torrent releases by an anonymous user on the 4chan messaging forum. Twitch seems to have hacked. The leaks include source code for their streaming service, details about creator payouts like Amouranth and Shroud, and a Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios. It claims to contain Twitch and its commit history.
The poster claims that the leak intended to “foster greater disruption and competition within the online video streaming sector.” Video Games Chronicle reported the leak earlier today.
Twitch confirmed that it had suffered a data breach and said it is working “with urgency to understand the extent.”
This leak contains the following:
- Three years of information about Twitch’s creator payouts
- The entire Twitch.tv “with commit history going back as far as its early days.”
- Source code for Twitch mobile, desktop, and video game console clients
- The regulation relating to proprietary SDKs or internal AWS services used in Twitch
- Amazon Game Studios has yet to release a Steam competitor.
- Data on other Twitch properties such as IGDB or Curse Forge.
- Twitch’s internal security tool.
The leak is labeled “part one,” suggesting that there may be more. Video Games Chronicle reports Twitch has not informed its users about the breach.
Although the leak does not appear to contain password or address information for Twitch users, it doesn’t necessarily mean that this information was stolen as part of the breach. The leaker seems to have been more concerned with sharing Twitch’s company tools and information than any code that could include personal accounts.
Twitch confirmed that there was a data breach, but it is not clear how much. If you haven’t already, we recommend that you change your Twitch password.
Twitch has struggled to contain hateful and harassing behavior in recent weeks. Some Twitch streamers protested against the lack of action by taking a day off in August after weeks of hate raids. Twitch responded to the #DoBetterTwitch protest. The anonymous poster used it today to promote the leak.