TWITCH has reportedly been hacked by an anonymous cybercriminal who has posted a huge amount of information online.
The leak apparently includes payout reports from 2019 and users are worried that passwords have also been leaked.
Twitch has reportedly been hacked
According to VGC, the supposedly stolen information has been posted on 4chan.
That’s an anonymous bulletin board website where anyone can post information.
The anonymous post states: “Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of
esports competitions, operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
“Their community is also a disgusting toxic cesspool, so to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space, we have completely pwned them, and in part one, are releasing the source code from almost 6,000 internal Git repositories.”
The hacker claims to have leaked the entirety of Twitch and posted a 125GB file of information.
An anonymous company source reportedly told VGC that the leaked information about the Amazon-owned streaming service is legitimate.
Twitch users are being advised to update their passwords for now until more information about the suspected hack is revealed.
The hacker has said they plan to reveal more information in future leaks.
The leak is said to include entirety of Twitch’s source code with comment history “going back to its early beginnings”.
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Creator earning reports, information about clients from the app, desktop and console versions of Twitch, “every other property that Twitch owns” and even information about a secret Amazon gaming shop are mentioned by the hacker.
Some Twitter users have been making their way through the 125GB of data available to the public.
One tweeted: “http://Twitch.tv got leaked. Like, the entire website; Source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, refrences to an unreleased steam competitor, payouts, encrypted passwords that kinda thing. Might wana change your passwords.”
Another said: “No way this is real. If true everything on twitch including source code and payouts are leaked. Change passwords. I’m hoping addresses aren’t part of this.”
We have reached out to Twtich for comment.
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