A Twitch hacker exposing sensitive data
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif .– Twitch, a live streaming service focused on video games, confirmed on Wednesday that its systems were breached by a hacker.
The San Francisco-based company tweeted that its teams are working quickly to understand the extent of the breach and that it will update its community once more information becomes available.
We can confirm that a violation has occurred. Our teams are working urgently to understand the magnitude. We will update the community as more information becomes available. Thank you for accompanying us.
– Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021
Twitch is owned by Amazon. The online retail giant acquired the company in 2014. Since then, Amazon has tried to combine it with other Prime services, like Amazon Music and Prime Gaming.
Video games chronicle reports that the hacker posted a 125GB torrent link on 4chan on Wednesday and the person said the leak was intended to “foster disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” which the person described as a “disgusting toxic sump”.
The video game industry website has confirmed that the files are publicly available for download.