An anonymous hacker states to have released the entire application logic of Twitch, including its source code and client payout data.

The hacker posted a 125GB archive with a lot of Twitch resources to 4chan on Wednesday, expressing that the hole was expected to

encourage more disturbance and rivalry in the internet based video real time space” on the grounds that “their local area is a nauseating poisonous cesspool.

The alleged hacker alluded to Amazon’s ownership of Twitch, posting their message alongside a photo of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

“Jeff Bezos paid $970 million for this, we’re giving it away FOR FREE,” the user wrote. “#DoBetterTwitch.”

The 4chan user who allegedly posted Twitch data said they did so to hurt Twitch’s business. The person claimed to have access to information including Twitch source code, internal security tools and creator payouts.

The user labeled the data dump as “part one,” suggesting there might be more to come.

Amazon bought Twitch for about $1 billion in 2014. Twitch is the most used streaming platform in the gaming industry. There are millions us unique users that access the Twitch platform every day. The biggest game tournaments are streamed via Twitch due to the big number of watchers, gaming fanatics that are willing to pay streamers for their effort in wasting time on streaming and creating video game content.

Inside, Twitch knows about the break, the source said, and it’s accepted that the information was acquired as of late as Monday. We’ve mentioned remark from Twitch and will refresh this story when it answers.

The leaked Twitch data reportedly includes:

– The entirety of Twitch’s source code with commit history “going back to its early beginnings”
– Creator payout reports from 2019, 2020 and 2021
– Mobile, desktop and console Twitch clients
– Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch
– “Every other property that Twitch owns” including IGDB and CurseForge
– An unreleased Steam competitor, codenamed Vapor, from Amazon Game Studios
– Twitch internal ‘red teaming’ tools (designed to improve security by having staff pretend to be hackers)

UPDATE: Twitch has confirmed the breach:

We can affirm a break has occurred. Our groups are working with direness to comprehend the degree of this. We will refresh the local area when extra data is free. Much obliged to you for holding on for us.

As a security measure, we recommend all Twitch users to turn on two factor authentication recognizable proof:

– Sign on to Twitch, click your symbol and pick Settings

– Go to Security and Privacy, then, at that point, look down to the Security setting

– Pick “Edit Two-Factor Authentication” to check whether it’s now enacted. If not, adhere to the guidelines to turn it on (you’ll need your telephone)

Some Twitter posts regarding the Twitch hack includes:


Update 2: Several Twitch streamers have confirmed that the leaked records match their own.

“I looked at a line from June 2019 and literally 100% match to the information showing on my analytics on my dashboard,”

source – Twitter BigJon06

We will update this post once more information is available. Meanwhile, we suggest you to change your Twitch password and enable the Two Factor Authentication as soon as possible. There isn’t any evidence of users data being leaked, but you, as a Twitch user, must take action and update your account login credentials.