Twitch Responds To Huge Data Leak of Source Code, Payouts, and More

 Twitch Responds To Huge Data Leak of Source Code, Payouts, and More

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Twitch users have been dealing with reports of a data breach on the service. The popular streaming platform addressed the breach in a tweet today:

According to VCG, an anonymous hacker leaked a 125GB torrent link with the entirety of Twitch’s source code as well as payout reports for 2019. The hacker also leaked an “an unreleased Steam competitor, codenamed Vapor, from Amazon Game Studios.” Users should take this time to change their passwords and apply a two-step verification log-in process.

Why?

Honestly, we never know the answer to these questions. The hacker itself has suggested that this is the first of many attacks and that they have much more information to leak. They are looking to create “more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool,” according to IGN.

Payout reports revealed 7-figure checks to some of Twitch’s biggest streamers. The internet has opened the world around us, certainly creating lucrative opportunities for some. But for others, it’s made the world smaller.

It will be interesting to see how the community responds to the payout reveal.

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