Twitch source code and creator payouts part of massive leak. One of the fast-rising news circulating on the internet today is twitch being hacked. The gaming and streaming company appears to be hacked with lots of information being leaked.
Twitch Source Code and Creator Payouts Part of Massive Leak
It is reported that the source code for the company’s streaming service was leaked. Also, one of the company’s competitors from amazon game studios, and the details of creator payouts were leaked. An anonymous poster on the 4chan messaging board recently in the past hours has released a 125GB torrent file that claims to contain the company commit history and the entirety of twitch.
What the Leak Contains
After the post, the poster claimed that the leak is designed to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” in his own words. Tech news website, the verge however confirmed the leak as legitimate and also claiming that it includes code that is as recent as this week. The leak contains the following;
- Twitch’s internal security tools.
- 3 Years’ worth of details of creator payouts on twitch.
- The entirety of twitch.tv that commits history that dates back to the early beginnings of the company.
- Source code for desktop, mobile, and video game console twitch clients and customers.
- Codes that are related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by the twitch company.
- Detailed data on other twitch properties like the IGDDB and CurseForge.
- Lastly, an unreleased competitor of steam from amazon game studios.
The leak is labeled as part one, pointing out that there may be more to come in the next few hours or days. Reports claim that the company is aware of the breach but it is yet to inform its user base.
What the Leak Does Not Contain
The leak contains vital pieces of information but it does not contain as of yet. The leak does not include passwords or address information on users on the platform. But it does not mean that these pieces of information have not been obtained already as part of the breach. The hacker or leaker here seems to focus on sharing the company’s tools and information rather than code or other information that would include personal accounts.
What Twitch Has To Say
The company already knows about the breach but has not yet informed its database. The company has been reached out to on a comment regarding the breach, but has not yet reached back nor commented on the matter. Until then if you are a user on the platform it is advisable you continue to change your password and even enabling the two-factor authentication on your account if you have not yet done so.
Not too long ago the platform was having issues with hate and harassment on the platform. And after weeks of hate raids on the platform, some account holders and users on the platform took a day off in august to protest the company’s lack of action. Twitch has responded to the #DoBetterTwitch movement which was used during the one-day protest. The leaker also used the same hashtag to promote the leak.