Amazon owned Twitch confirms major data breach
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“We can confirm a breach has taken place,” Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, said on Twitter. “Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this.”
On October 6th, Twitch posted -“ We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working with urgency to investigate the incident.”
The breach was initially reported on reported by the website Video Games Chronicle. They reported.,” An anonymous hacker claims to have leaked the entirety of Twitch, including its source code and user payout information. The user posted a 125GB torrent link to 4chan on Wednesday, stating that the leak was intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool”.
An update reports that Twitch said there’s “no indication” that login details were exposed.
If you have a Twitch account you should proceed with the following steps as listed on their website:
Updates regarding Stream Keys
Out of an abundance of caution, we have reset all stream keys. You can get your new stream key here: https://dashboard.twitch.tv/settings/stream.
Depending on which broadcast software you use, you may need to manually update your software with this new key to start your next stream:
Twitch Studio, Streamlabs, Xbox, PlayStation and Twitch Mobile App users should not need to take any action for your new key to work.
OBS users who have connected their Twitch account should also not need to take any action. OBS users that have not connected their Twitch account to OBS will need to manually copy their stream key from their Twitch Dashboard and paste it into OBS.
For all others, please refer to specific setup instructions for your software of choice.
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