Twitch.tv has been hacked.
If you have an account there, you should probably change your password and try to stay on the safe side.
The developer Sinoc shared this information after an anonymous hacker posted a huge, downloadable link.
When we write “whole” we really mean the ENTIRE web page; source code with comments for the website and various console and mobile versions, references to unreleased steam competitors, payments, encrypted passwords and the like.
Even though the passwords are encrypted and probably secure, it is still a good idea to change them, just in case. It is also worthwhile to reset your steam key and make sure two-step authentication is enabled.
Some streamers, whose payouts have leaked, have been able to confirm this. Video Games Chronicle has also reported (and confirmed) that the intrusion is real.
The user posted a 125GB torrent link on 4chan on Wednesday.
According to the source, Twitch is aware of the intrusion. According to them themselves, the intrusion has already taken place on Monday. We are still waiting for a comment from Twitch and will follow this up as it develops.
- The source codes apply to information that goes back to the “beginning” and contains payment reports from 2019.
- Clients for mobile, computer and console
- Ownership of SDKs and internal AWS service used by Twitch
- “Everything that Twitch owns”, including IGDB and CurseForge
- A hitherto unreleased competitor to Steam (code name Vapor), from Amazon Game Studios
- Twitch’s internal ‘red teaming’ tool (designed to improve security by letting employees pretend to be hackers)
- Twitter users have been quick to post graphs about the highest paid streams, which is both a breach of confidentiality and can prove useful to competitors.