Since earlier today, different reports were claiming that Twitch has been hacked and now Twitch has confirmed the same via a tweet.
In the Tweet, Twitch has confirmed a breach has taken place and their team is working hard to understand its extent and will soon share an additional update about the same.
Now, talking about the sources who reveal the info of Twitch has been hacked. They said, today, an anonymous user posted a 125GB torrent link on the 4chan messaging board. The user claims the torrent contains the entirety of Twitch.
The torrent reportedly contains:
- Twitch Source Code
- Creator’s pay-out reports from 2019
- Twitch Clients (Mobile, Desktop, and Console)
- Internal AWS services used by Twitch
- An unreleased Steam competitor codenamed Vapor from Amazon Game Studios.
- Twitch red teaming tool
As per the leak, since August 2019, 81 Twitch streamers have earned more than $1 million by Twitch.
A Twitter account in fact revealed the list of these 81 streamers along with the pay-outs they earned from Twitch since August 2019.
The anonymous hacker has said, this is the first part of the leak that means we may see more leaks in coming days.
The hacking has been followed after last month a group of Twitch streamers boycotted Twitch for 24 hours due to hate raids. In response, Twitch posted a thread on Twitter that says, No one should have to experience malicious and hateful attacks based on who they are or what they stand for. This is not the community we want on Twitch, and we want you to know we are working hard to make Twitch a safe place for creators.