More than 125 GB of confidential information, including financial data, user accounts, source code, and plans for unannounced software, has been leaked by hackers online through 4chan, the streaming company now confirming the huge data breach as genuine.
The data breach is significant, with the data comprising the plans of a Steam competitor known as Vapor, and the financial payments to the platform’s biggest streamers. Source code for the site, which includes “the entirety of twitch.tv, with commit history dating back to its early days,” is also included, along with source code for other projects such as IGDB and CurseForge, which are or have been owned by the company.
We can confirm that a violation has occurred. Our teams are working urgently to understand the magnitude. We will update the community as more information becomes available. Thank you for accompanying us.
– Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021
In their article on 4chan, the hacker (or hackers) stated that the Twitch community “is also a disgusting toxic cesspool, so to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space, we have completely removed them. condemned “.
Perhaps the biggest reveal in the leak was Vapor, a planned Steam competitor that plans to harness Twitch’s functionality by bringing tight integration between games like Fortnite and PUBG and the streaming service. It also included a source code leak for Vapeworld, which would be a complementary chat room app that would live alongside the planned storefront.
The hackers also promised that this is only the “first part” and that more are to come. In the meantime, since user account data and encrypted passwords seem to be included in the leak, we suggest that you make sure that two-factor authentication is enabled and that you change your password as soon as possible. as possible, although at present some users are having difficulty doing this.