A set of hackers have reportedly broken into Twitch’s system from where they leaked a lot of company data which includes its proprietary code, creator payouts, and the “entirety of Twitch.tv” reported Video Games Chronicle.
The company is also said to be aware of the data breach even though there is no official public statement to this from the company.
In fact, the hackers said they stole the site’s mobile, desktop, and console clients and accessed “proprietary SDKs and internal AW services used by Twitch,” with other properties like IGDB and Curseforge – an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studio which was codenamed Vapor.
There are also the Twitch SOC internal red-teaming tools, creators’ payout from 2019 to date which includes top streamers like Nickmercs, TimTheTatMan, and xQc.
While the claim is yet to be verified, there is a 128GB of file that appears to include the majority of the claimed leaks such as the payout figures of over 2.4 million streamers.
The hackers said that the leak, which includes source code from almost 6,000 internal Github repositories, is also just “part one” of a larger release.
We can’t affirm whether other personal information such as the user password, addresses, and banking details were revealed but this might be part of the data stolen by the hackers.
This is why it’ll be a good idea to activate a two-factor authentication if you own Twitch in order to further secure your account from hackers just in case your password was stolen.
The group also stated that Twitch’s community is a “disgusting toxic cesspool,” so the action may be related to recent hate raids that prompted streamers to take a day off in protest.
Twitch has previously said that it’s trying to stop the hate raid problem but that it wasn’t a “simple fix.”
How the hackers could conduct such a massive attack on the business is yet to be known considering the fact that Twitch which is owned by Amazon makes use of its large and well-secured server that powers most big companies around the world.