Twitch, the internet’s largest Esports and video game streaming platform, has been the victim of a massive data leak. A hacker, who chose to remain anonymous, has leaked the entire information, including Twitch’s source code, user payouts, clients, along with other critical data.
The leaked document containing vital information about Twitch is confirmed to be a 125GB file uploaded as a torrent. The leaked document first appeared on 4Chan and is publically accessible.
As reported by VGC, the Amazon-owned streaming platform, Twitch is internally aware of the data leak; and that the hacker came into possession of the data on Monday.
The reason behind the leak?
Of course, there has to be a reason behind the hacking into the records of a company like Twitch and the data leak; and yes, apparently, the anonymous hacker gave one. Posing the leak on 4Chan, the user stated that the data leak was designed to “foster more disruption and competition in the video streaming space,” further claiming that “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool.”
And this is everything the Twitch data leak includes
- Entire Twitch source code with comment history – dating back to the streaming platforms early days.
- Reports of payouts to creators since 2019.
- Proprietary SDKs along with internal AWS services used by Twitch.
- Mobile, Desktop, and console Twitch clients.
- An unrelesed Steam competitor (Vapor) from Amazon game studios.
- Every other proprietory that Twitch owns including IGDB and CurseForge.
- Twitch SOC internal red leaning tools.
Furthermore, there are also encrypted passwords in the Twitch data leak. If you’re a Twitch user, better change the passwords and enable two-factor authentication. In contrast, much of this information won’t affect an average Twitch user. However, users can now see how much money their favorite Twitch streamers are making.
Furthermore, the anonymous leaker says that the latest Twitch data breach is just the first part of the content due to be leaked. Meanwhile, there is no information about what’s to come.