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Twitch officially confirm they've suffered a major data breach

Published: 16:01, 06 October 2021
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Twitch have released an official statement regarding the recent data breach, which leaked the entire Twitch site source code and creator payout details.

A massive data breach has today hit popular streaming platform Twitch, revealing a ton of highly confidential information such as creator payouts, a source code for the Twitch website and an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios which heavily utilises Twitch features.

The files have been posted on the controversial message board 4chan, weighing at 125 GB. An anonymous poster claims that the files include the entirety of Twitch since the streaming platform launched back in 2011.

Twitch confirmed that the data breach happened and that they are currently working to understand what actually happened. 

Here is the official statement from Twitch: 

"We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us."

The anonymous poster labelled the leak as "part one" suggesting that they will release even more confidential files, possible passwords and emails of registered Twitch users. So far, the leakers have released Twitch company data and not the personal info of Twitch users. 

If you are registered on Twitch, we suggest you change your login details, just in case. 

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