Amazon-owned Twitch Says Source Code Exposed in Last Week’s Data Breach


Amazon-owned Twitch said on Friday that last week’s data breach on the live streaming e-sports platform involved documents from its source code.

Passwords, login credentials, full credit card numbers and bank details of users were not used or exposed in the breach, Twitch said in a statement.

The platform, which is used by video gamers to interact with users while live streaming content, had blamed the breach on an error in a server configuration change.

Server configuration changes are made during server maintenance. A faulty configuration can expose the data stored in the server to unauthorized access.

Twitch said it was “reassuring” that the incident affected only a small number of users and that it was contacting those who were directly affected. The platform has an average daily visitors of over 30 million.

video game chronicle informed of That breach leaked nearly 125 gigabytes of data, including details of Twitch’s highest-paid video game streamer since 2019, such as the $9.6 million (roughly Rs. ) Pay. and Canadian streamer xQcOW worth $8.4 million (about Rs 62 crore), the report said.

Cybersecurity expert Kevin Beaumont tweeted: “The Twitch leak is genuine. Contains significant amounts of personal data.”

Twitch, an online e-sports platform with more than 30 million average daily visitors, has become increasingly popular with musicians and video gamers alike interacting with users while live streaming content.

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