Twitch Confirms Data Breach by Hackers Including Payouts of Streamers like xQc, Amouranth, and Pokimane: Twitch, an Amazon-owned streaming network, recently made headlines after its servers were hacked. A lot of sensitive material has been leaked online as a result of the recent twitch hack, including source code for the company’s streaming service, an unannounced Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios, and details about creator compensation.
The Verge was the first to notice the hack, and they confirmed that the data was leaked as a 125 GB torrent file. The 125GB file was released on the 4chan message board, and it claims to contain all of Twitch. tv’s critical data. The Twitch leak appears to have revealed various important facts, including source codes for the website, as well as its mobile and console versions.
However, it has published rewards for many notable streamers on the website, including xQc, Amouranth, Pokimane, and Sykkuno, on a more delicate note.
In a message on Twitter, Twitch confirmed the data theft.
The statement claimed, “We can confirm a compromise has occurred.” “Our teams are working quickly to determine the scope of the problem. As soon as more information becomes available, we will notify the community. Thank you for your patience.”
We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.
— Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021
Part one of the Twitch Data Breach has been labeled, implying that there may be more to come. While personal information such as creator payments is included, it does not appear that passwords, addresses, or email accounts of Twitch users are included in this initial disclosure. Instead, of publishing code that would contain personal accounts, the leaker appears to have focused on sharing Twitch’s own corporation tools and information.