Hacker leak exposes sensitive information from Twitch
Amazon's streaming platform Twitch has been compromised by a hacker, who has posted a 125GB torrent of the whole site and its data (minus videos) on 4Chan.
An anonymous source at Twitch claims the contents of the archive are the real deal, and the hacker claims to be motivated by a desire to “foster more disruption and competition” because Twitch is a “disgusting toxic cesspool.” The data is believed to represent the site as of Monday 4th of October.
- Twitch source code including comment history
- Mobile, desktop and console clients
- Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services
- “Every other property that Twitch owns”
Passwords: Dataminers sifting through the 125GB archive have found encrypted passwords, so it might be a good idea to change yours and perhaps opt into two-factor authentication, although Twitch claims there's "no indication that login credentials have been exposed".
Big breach: Payment information for creators from 2019 has also been discovered along with the Unity source code for Vapeworld, a chat software based on Amazon's unreleased Steam competitor Vapor.