Twitch confirms the information breach but is investigating the matter fully.
Twitch's live video streaming service has been hacked and 125GB of company information leaked. In the 4chan version that was published (and deleted) on Wednesday, an anonymous user posted a torrent file of multi-gigabyte data. The dump file contains the company's source code and details of the money the Twitch creators have earned.
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Read more Amazon officially buys Twitch for $970 million and makes it solo. User claims 125 GB of data has been removed from 6000 repositories Internal Twitch Git. The work paid $970 million, and we'll give it away for free." User Zoom in/4chan sent a torrent of 125 GB of data.
The hacker wrote that the purpose of this leak was to disrupt and promote competition among video streaming platforms, as the hacker said "The Twitch community is a venomous and hateful repository." At this point, it appears that Twitch doesn't know the full scope of the breach, as the company is still investigating the details:
We can confirm the breach occurred. Our teams are working immediately to understand this. We will update the forum as soon as more information becomes available. Thank you for joining us.- Twitch (Twitch) October 6, 2021
Top Twitch Makers Reveal How Much Money Your Favorite Broadcaster Really Makes?
A small subset of the data seen by Ars shows the earnings of the top 10,000 Twitch users along with their usernames. An updated list provided by game creator Sinoc, and Twitter user who analyzed the assembly Posted payment details: October 2021: pic.twitter.com/3Lj9pb2aBl— KnowSomething (@KnowS0mething) October 6, 2021
An anonymous source from Twitch confirmed The Video Games Chronicle states that the leaked data, including Twitch source code, is legal. According to a company source, this information was recently obtained on Monday.
The 4chan poster claims that the information stored contains the following:The complete source code of twitch.tv, with commitment history since the beginning of the 2019 Creator Payments Reports for mobile, desktop, and game console video for Twitch customers Custom SDK and internal AWS services used by Twitch Data from "any other Twitch-owned assets", including IGDB and CurseForge information about competitor Steam ("Vapor") from "red set" tools used by Twitch game Studios used by SOC (Security) Teams
The dump also includes Unity source code for a game called “Vapeworld.”
According to Solon:
Amazon warehouse workers across the US were unable to work for at least two hours last night because their internal software was down and none of their scanners were working.
All Amazon says "This is a network problem that quickly went away." As such, it's unclear if Twitch is using its own server stack or Amazon's rack space.
Twitch admits to a massive leak that reveals source code and manufacturers revenue
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