On Wednesday, the company tweeted the confirmation, reassuring users it’s working to resolve the issue.
An anonymous hacker posted a 125GB torrent on 4chan. It included Twitch’s source code and creator earning. It also contained:
- Internal security tools
- All of twitch.tv
- Code for SDKs and internal AWS services
- Unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios
- IGDB and CurseForge data
The hacker claimed that there is more to come.
Currently, there’s no information about user passwords or addresses. There is, however, no guarantee that this type of data hasn’t been obtained.
Up until now, several streamers have confirmed that the incomes listed are accurate.
The company promised to update the community when there is additional information.
We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.
— Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021
The person that leaked the data labeled Twitch’s community as “a disgusting toxic cesspool”. Their goal is to apparently “foster more disruption and competition” in video streaming.
That’s, however, not the first time the company has been criticized for the toxic environment.
As a result, things are not looking good for the streaming platform. Especially given that 65% of companies claim their reputation has suffered due to data breaches.