Twitch hack exposes 125GB of data
Twitch has confirmed a data breach after a user posted source code repositories, creator payouts, and other internal data from Twitch online. The user who posted the data claims to own the data of Twitch’s source code, proprietary SDKs, unreleased software, and, allegedly, the company’s red team tools.
This breach was first reported by Video Games Chronicle that found a 125GB torrent of Twitch’s data on 4chan.
Twitch got to know about this leak on Monday and confirmed it on Wednesday. The company posted a Tweet confirming data breach
The data also includes creator payouts. So it reveals that popular streamers such as Shroud, Nickmercs, and DrLupo have earned millions from working with the platform. This payout doesn’t include earning outside of Twitch.
It is still not clear if the breach also includes sensitive data including passwords, addresses, names, or card details. The hack is also said to be the part One. So, we can expect more data leaks in the coming weeks.
Amazon-owned streaming service responded to the leak but it still has to confirm if users should be worried. As a Twitch user, you should enable two-factor authentication on your Twitch account. You can find this in Settings -> Security and Privacy -> Security -> and Two-Factor Authentication.