Twitch Confirms Major Breach

Data including its source code and payouts to creators was posted to 4chan

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Misery loves company. Facebook wasn’t the only platform with issues this week, as Amazon-owned streaming platform Twitch confirmed reports of a major breach.

Chris Scullion of Video Games Chronicle was the first to report the breach, saying that an anonymous hacker posted a 125-gigabyte torrent link to 4chan Wednesday containing information such as Twitch’s source code and payouts to creators.

Scullion reported that the poster called it “part one,” inferring that there was more to come, and they wrote that their goal was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online videostreaming space (because the Twitch) community is a disgusting toxic cesspool.”

Twitch said in a tweet Wednesday, “We can confirm a breach has taken place.



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