Twitch confirms hack, reports say 125gb of data lost in privacy breach
Nivedita Balu of Reuters reports:
Amazon.com Inc’s live streaming e-sports platform Twitch said on Wednesday it was hit by a data breach, without providing further details.
An anonymous hacker claimed to have leaked Twitch data, including information related to the company’s source code, clients and unreleased games, according to Video Games Chronicle, which first reported the news of the hack.
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Twitch is posting updates on its site. In its update of this morning, it notes that it has reset all stream keys. Yesterday, it reported:
We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working with urgency to investigate the incident.
As the investigation is ongoing, we are still in the process of understanding the impact in detail. We understand that this situation raises concerns, and we want to address some of those here while our investigation continues.
At this time, we have no indication that login credentials have been exposed. We are continuing to investigate.
Additionally, full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch, so full credit card numbers were not exposed.