Massive Twitch Data Breach by Anonymous Hacker
Twitch has confirmed that Twitch’s information security was breached, after multiple reports broke Wednesday morning that the streaming platform had been hacked. An anonymous 4chan user released a 125GB torrent earlier today that includes three years of creator payout data along with Twitch’s mobile, desktop, and console source code. It doesn’t appear user information was part of the leak, however, it's still a good idea to update passwords and security for those with a Twitch account.
The hacker stated they intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” and claims the Twitch community is a “disgusting toxic cesspool.” The data posted today was labeled as “part one,” which implies more information could be shared in the near future.