Users of the platform are advised to change their password and enable two-factor authentication
An anonymous hacker claimed to have leaked the entirety of Twitch, including its source code, user payment information and encrypted passwords.
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as reported VGCHacker posted a 125GB torrent link on an online forum 4chan This morning (October 6) intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgustingly toxic cesspool”.
According to 4chan Post, the leak reportedly includes the following:
- “Going Back to Its Early Beginnings” with Complete, Comment History of Twitch.tv
- Creator Payout Report 2019
- Mobile, Desktop and Console Twitch Clients
- Various proprietary SDK and internal AWS services used by Twitch
- An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios, codenamed Vapor
- Twitch has every other asset, including IGDB and CurseForge
- Twitch internal ‘red teaming’ tool (designed to improve security by making employees pretend to be hackers)
NS 4chan The post also included the #DoBetterTwitch hashtag, which is basically the same hashtag used by Twitch streamers who went on strike last month over the alleged lack of a platform to combat online abuse and marginalized people. There were protests against the rise in ‘hate raids’ against streamers. There is no evidence to suggest that the leak is related to the protest.
An unnamed company source has confirmed that the leaked data is legitimate, including the platform’s source code.
Some users have even started sorting through the data on the 125GB torrent, which one claims contains encrypted passwords, and recommends that users change their password and enable two-factor authentication.
https://t.co/7vTDeRA9vt Leaked. e.g., the entire website; Website and source code with comments for various console/phone versions, references to an unpublished Steam competitor, paid, encrypted passwords that sort of thing.
You might want to change your password.
— last night (@sinoc229) October 6, 2021
For people with Twitch accounts, it is recommended that you turn on two-factor authentication, so that even if your password has been tampered with, you will still need your phone to prove your identity with an SMS or authenticator app.
To turn on two-factor detection:
- Log on to Twitch, click on your avatar and select Settings
- Go to Security & Privacy, then scroll down to Security Settings
- Select Edit two-factor authentication and then follow the instructions using your phone
Granthshala Twitch has been contacted for comment.
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