Twitch gave a brief explanation of the giant leak that exposed creator payouts, source code, and more.
- Twitch briefly explained how it was the victim of a massive leak on Wednesday.
- “A malicious third party” broke into his systems as a result of a “server configuration change,” he said.
- Twitch said users’ credit card details were not exposed.
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Amazon-backed streaming site Twitch on Wednesday released a brief explanation of how hackers were able to obtain and disclose a huge amount of corporate data.
“We have learned that some data has been exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change which a malicious third party subsequently accessed,” Twitch said in a blog post Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. PT. of the Pacific.
Twitch said its investigation is ongoing, but there is no indication that users’ login credentials have been breached.
“Additionally, full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch, so full credit card numbers have not been exposed,” Twitch said.
The Video Games Chronicle was the first to report the leak on Wednesday.
A torrent of a 125 gigabyte data file from the leak was posted on the 4Chan forum site. The file contained a wide range of Twitch data, including source code, an unannounced project for a Steam-like digital video game store, and financial records of Twitch streamers.
4Chan’s post containing the leaked file was accompanied by a message stating that the intention was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” and that the Twitch community is a ” disgusting toxic cesspool ”.