Twitch Confirms Massive Data Breach, Including Full Source Code, Payout Information, and More

Last night, Twitch was reported to be hacked in its entirety, leaking 125 GB of data, including its full source code and comment history, creator payout reports from 2019, mobile, desktop, and console Twitch clients, proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch, their internal 'red teaming' tools, other games that Twitch owns, and user payout information.

Twitch has confirmed the leak and the team was "working with urgency" to "understand the extent of this". Twitch updated users that it has "no indication that login credentials have been exposed" In a blog post, Twitch wrote, "Additionally, full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch, so full credit card numbers were not exposed".

While the investigation is still ongoing, Twitch has reset all stream keys for caution. Users can start their next stream with the new stream keys and they may need to manually update their software depending on the broadcast software they use:

  • Twitch Studio, Streamlabs, Xbox, PlayStation, and Twitch Mobile App users should not need to take any action for your new key to work.

  • OBS users who have connected their Twitch account should also not need to take any action. OBS users that have not connected their Twitch account to OBS will need to manually copy their stream key from their Twitch Dashboard and paste it into OBS.

  • For all others, please refer to specific setup instructions for your software of choice.


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