Twitch has been hacked and the data has been released

Twitch has been hacked and the data has been released

Contained within the leak is everything from Twitch’s original source code to several years of payout information on the service’s most popular streamers, Video Games Chronicle reported on Wednesday.

Amazon’s massively popular video game streaming service, Twitch, has reportedly been hacked – resulting in a major data leak.

Highlights

  • The anonymous hackers claiming responsibility said in a 4chan post that the point of the hack was to, “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because Twitch’s community is “a disgusting toxic cesspool.”

  • A torrent of a 125 GB file of data pulled from the alleged hack is circulating on the anonymous message board 4chan.

It’s unclear if user data was breached, but it wouldn’t hurt to change your Twitch password and, if you don’t already have it set up, activate two-factor authentication.

They also detailed the main contents of the hack: the source code for Twitch going back years, an unannounced digital gaming storefront meant to rival heavyweights like Steam, and years of financial records of Twitch streamers (in addition to the SDKs for various Twitch apps and adjacent software).

Representatives for Twitch didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment as of publishing.