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Twitch data breach: Twitch affected by data breach, hacker discloses source code

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Bangalore: Twitch has been affected by a data breach, the live streaming platform owned by Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday, without providing further details.

An anonymous hacker claimed to have leaked Twitch data, including information relating to the company’s source code, customers and unreleased games, according to Video Games Chronicle, which first reported the news of the hack.

Twitch confirmed the data breach and said its “teams are working urgently to understand the extent of it.” The company declined to comment further and said it would “update the community as soon as more information becomes available.”

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The hacker’s motive was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”, according to the
Video Game Chronicle Report.

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About 125GB of data has been leaked, including information on Twitch’s highest paid video game streamers since 2019, such as a payout of $ 9.6 million to the voice actors of the popular ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ game. and $ 8.4 million to Canadian streamer xQcOW, according to the report.

“The Twitch leak is real. Includes significant amounts of personal data,” cybersecurity expert Kevin Beaumont tweeted.

Twitch, an online esports platform with more than 30 million daily visitors on average, has become increasingly popular with musicians and video players where they interact with users while streaming live content.

The platform, which was boycotted earlier this year by users for not doing enough to block harassment, previously
took steps to ban users for offenses such as membership in a hate group and credible threats of mass violence.



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