a anonymous hacker declared having had access to Twitch in its entirety, that is to say to all of its data, of code source of payment information to creators. He chose to broadcast the 125 Go d’infos on 4chan with the aim of “generating more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”. According to the hacker, “their community is a disgusting and toxic septic tank. “
VGC reports that a source confirmed that the data present in the streamed torrent corresponds to what the pirate is advancing.
- All of Twitch’s source code with comment history “to its very early days”
- Payment information made to creators since 2019
- Mobile, desktop and console Twitch clients
- Internal AWS services and proprietary SDKs used by Twitch
- “Every other property that Twitch owns,” which includes IGDB and CurseForge
- A Steam competitor not released by Amazon Game Studios, codenamed Vapor
- Twitch’s internal red teaming tools (intended to improve security with staff members pretending to be hackers)
Users have been uploading the data to 4chan for inspection and report that passwords would be part of the information that was leaked. If you have a Twitch account, it is therefore advisable to change your password.
This is a blow to Twitch, who has much been criticized for his inability to deal with toxic limbs of his community. This new event aims to drive the point home to force the streaming giant to act in particular to prevent the hasty raids that some streamers are undergoing.
Especially since, according to the pirate at the origin of this leak, this is only the first part of the data in his possession.