Twitch Hack Exposed Internal Data
Twitch, a streaming platform based in the United States, was recently hacked, resulting in the loss of source codes and other information. After the hackers made the news public, Twitch formally confessed the occurrence.
Stating the (apparent) intention, the hacker posted a torrent link for a 125GB archive while writing,
Reportedly, an “Anonymous” hacker has leaked the news about the Twitch hack on the 4chan imageboard.
Specifically, the stolen data includes,
The hackers have put up the data in parts, releasing the “part one” for now. As for the hacked data, the hackers claim to have stolen Twitch in its “entirety” as they pilfered the platform’s source code from ~6000 internal Git repos.
Entire commit history of Twitch.tv
Twitch clients (mobile, desktop, and console)
Internal AWS services and proprietary SDKs IDGB, CurseForge, and other Twitch stuff
Internal red team tools used by Twitch SOC An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios
Creator payout reports (2019 onward) Interestingly, the seller also used the hashtag “#DoBetterTwitch” with the post, expressing its anger against the hate raids targeting the top performers on the platform earlier this year.
So, while the platform hasn’t officially shared any details yet, it did assure that the incident didn’t affect customers’ passwords and credit card details. As stated in their update, At this time, we have no indication that login credentials have been exposed. We are continuing to investigate.
Elaborating further about the incident in updates, Twitch assured to have started the investigations about the matter. The seller will presumably put up more data online in the coming days.