Twitch is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world, so as you can imagine, there are probably millions of users on its platform. Unfortunately for those users and streams, the company seems to have experienced a major data breach since it was posted on the website by a thief, a 125GB file containing a lot of Twitch’s comments.
These databases include things like the status of the code base, technical services, user data, and even paid data streamers. This was first reported by VideoGameChronicles and Twitch since it was confirmed that the breach is real and they have said that they are investigating the extent of the breach and will notify users as soon as possible.
We can confirm that a breach has occurred. Our teams are working urgently to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as more information becomes available. Thanks for being patient with us.
– Twitch (@Twitch) Oct. 6, 2021
According to the hacker who posted about the breach, the intent appeared to be to “create more chaos and competition on the available video site”, and also because “their community is an abominable cesspool ”. Twitch has its fair share of user problems with streamers, but it seems that the actions they have taken so far have not been enough for this professional hacker.
If you have a Twitch account, then you may want to quickly log into your account and change your password and make sure you have two-way authentication enabled to be safe.