Massive Twitch Leaks Expose Source Code, Payout Numbers And More
While Twitch has fairly confidently cemented themselves as the biggest platform for live-streaming, particularly for video game livestreaming, that lead position has not been without controversy and missteps. While some of Twitch’s failures have been unintentionally comical, such as their extensive use of DMCA takedowns leading to Blizzard censoring their Metallica concert on Twitch with stock music, others have been due to a lack of proper action, such as the recent amplified use of bots to foster hate speech. Now, it appears that a massive amount of data has been disclosed in a string of Twitch leaks, which includes everything from source code to payout numbers.
We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.
— Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021
VGC has recently reported on the Twitch leaks that disclosed a significant amount of data from the website. According to the report, a torrent link was posted on 4chan containing a large amount of information retrieved from the streaming site. The anonymous user claims that they leaked the information to help disrupt the competition amongst the big livestreaming websites, likely implying that Twitch has far too big a lead against its rivals. Among the big pieces of information leaked are the actual pieces of the site’s source code, as well as the reports from 2019 showing how much money the top streamers of the site had been paid out. Other contents included with the leaks are:
- Mobile, desktop and console Twitch clients
- Twitch’s IGDB and CurseForge properties
- Vapor, Amazon Game Studios’s new Steam competitor
- Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch
- Twitch internal ‘red teaming’ tools
Since the Twitch leaks emerged, Twitch has confirmed that the leaks are a reality, and that they are working to address the issue and understand its full extent. For now, it has been strongly advised by many that Twitch users change their passwords and keys, as well as enable two-factor authentication for their accounts as well. Time will reveal more not only about the contents of this leak, but also the ramifications it will have for Twitch going forward. Until then, the hot tub and ASMR streams continue per usual.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.