Video streaming platform Twitch has faced a major hack that has revealed some information we should have never known. Source code for the company’s streaming service, an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon, and details of creator payouts have been leaked. An anonymous poster has released a 125GB torrent file with all the information. The leaker also says that the reason this was leaked is to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.”
The leak has the words “Part 1” on it which means there might be more to this. According to Video Games Chronicle, Twitch is aware of what has happened but they have neither taken any action about it nor have they informed their user base about this data breach. The anonymous hacker used #DoBetterTwitch to promote this leak.
The hacker managed to leak all of this information about Twitch:
- 3 years worth of details regarding creator payouts on Twitch.
- The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings.”
- Source code for the mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients.
- Code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
- An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios.
- Data on other Twitch properties like IGDB and CurseForge.
- Twitch’s internal security tools.
Twitch needs to act fast and do something about the continuous mistakes they are making. Twitch is rapidly losing market share too as creators like Harris Heller switch over to YouTube for streaming. It will be interesting to see what happens next and OyPrice will keep you updated!