Twitch security breach: User login and payment information withheld, according to Twitch
Twitch reported that the latest data breach did not disclose user login details, full credit card numbers, or ACH / banking information – personal information was concerned that personal information was compromised when the breach. security was first made public on October 6.
The confirmed leaked information includes documents from Twitch’s source code repository, as well as a subset of creator payment data. The number of people affected is minimal, says Twitch, and those directly affected have been contacted.
The security breach stems from a server configuration change that allowed unauthorized access by third parties – an issue Twitch says they have now fixed. The information leaked on Twitch was made public in a 125 GB torrent link to 4chan. In addition to the creator’s payment data, information on an unannounced competitor Steam project dubbed “Vapor” has also been included.
Even though Twitch claims that no login information has been compromised – and if you haven’t already – it would still be a wise move to change your password to protect your account. Prevention is better than cure !
In other Twitch news, the platform recently rolled out more tools to help users tackle “hate raids” after much pressure from the Twitch community. Twitch creators can now implement verified phone and email chat settings, which require chat users to verify their phone number or email once. Twitch streamers can also adjust the chat participant pool to which this check applies and can exempt VIPs, subscribers, and moderators.