This post was most recently updated on 21st Oct, 2021
Amazon’s video lives streaming e-sports platform “Twitch” was hit by a data breach. An anonymous hacker claimed to have leaked Twitch data, including information related to the company’s clients, source code, payment info of users, personal data and unreleased games report as well. In a report and according to the Internet Twitch Leaked 125GB of Data Online due to an error in Server Configuration that is almost of every user data till date including most famous Streamers and Gamers on the Gaming Platform.
Twitch has also released an update on their website about the breach, claiming that the data was exposed “due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party”, which can work as an excuse but Leak has been massive for each of the user as Hackers were selling it on Dark Web to buy in Bids of Crypto that include personal info, Contacts & everything of every user.
Twitch has also reset all stream keys “out of an abundance of caution”. Twitch has further said that the team is working with urgency to investigate the incident.
The company also says that Twitch doesn’t store full credit card numbers, therefore, those were not exposed. Twitch further added in the statement that, “We have no indication that login credentials have been exposed. We are continuing to investigate.”
The company declined to comment further and said it would “update the community as soon as additional information is available”. Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
According to the Video Games Chronicle report, the hacker’s motive was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”.
What Reports saying about Twitch Leaked 125GB of Data Online due to an error in Server Configuration?
About 125GB of data was leaked, including information on Twitch’s highest-paid video game streamers since 2019, such as a $9.6 million payout to the voice actors of the popular game “Dungeons & Dragons” and $8.4 million to Canadian streamer xQcOW, the report said.
Cyber Security Expert Kevin Beaumont posted on Twitter that, “Twitch leak is real. Includes the significant amount of personal data.”
Twitch is a video live streaming platform with more than 30 million daily visitors that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of e-sports competitions, which has become increasingly popular with musicians and video gamers where they interact with users while live streaming content.
For the unaware, Amazon bought Twitch in 2014 for $970 Million. It was Previously known as Justin.tv, the platform averages more than 2.5 million viewers at any given time, and more than 7 million creators stream live videos each month, the company said.
Change Your Twitch Password Here
Twitch has also warned users if their password is weak then it will prompt users to create a stronger one. When you change your password Twitch will also void your stream key and prohibit access from other third-party services that you may also use on Twitch. If you reused your Twitch password for any other services or apps, you will need to change those, too.
Here’s how you can change your Twitch password.
- Open the Twitch either in the browser or in app.
- Go to the account settings.
- Now, go to Security and Privacy.
- Now, go to Password.
- Here, you will see change password. Click on that.
- Now, enter your current password and then enter new password and confirm it.