Twitch experienced a major hack with the equivalent of 125GB of data leaked, including source code, streamer revenue, a Steam competitor and more.
Twitch hack with 125GB of data
The Twitch hack, which has since been confirmed by various groups, made its debut on 4chan. The leaker said he wanted to “foster more disruption and competition in the video streaming space”. He also called the Twitch community a “disgusting toxic cesspool”.
The hacker suggests that he has more information than has already been shared, knowing that his leak is called “Part 1”. Three years of creator earnings data (which lists the gross earnings of the site’s top streamers) have been published. Several streamers stated on Twitter that the earnings information published in the leak matched their data. The remuneration information of 10,000 streamers has been published. According to the figures circulating, the top channels earn hundreds of thousands of dollars each month.
The source code for Twitch’s mobile, computer and console applications is also part of the leak, as well as the entirety of twitch.tv. This includes the commits history going back to the beginning. This is a compiled archive of changes and revisions to the site.
On the other hand, there is code related to the proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch, a competitor to Steam by Amazon Game Studios (Amazon owns Twitch), data on other Twitch properties such as IGDB and CurseForge or internal security tools of the platform.
Twitch has not yet made any public comment regarding its major hack. In the meantime, you are encouraged to change your Twitch password if you have an account on the platform.