Twitch appears to have been the victim of a massive hack that has leaked the site’s entire source code, and details about creator payouts on the streaming platform. The leak also includes the company’s yet-to-be-released Steam competitor.
The anonymous hacker took to 4chan to release 125GB of data according to The Verge.
In a message on 4Chan the hacker says the hack was released to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.”
Video Games Chronicle was the first to report on the leak which includes:
- Creator payouts on Twitch for the past three years.
- The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings.”
- Source code for the platforms mobile, desktop, and video game console clients.
- Proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
- A yet to be released Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios.
- Further data regarding IGDB and CurseForge.
- Twitch’s internal security tools.
Video Games Chronicle confirmed that “part 1” of the leak is known by the team at Twitch.
It’s unclear at this time if user information, such as usernames and passwords, has been breached. With a potential part 2 on the way, more data leaks could be on the horizon.
Twitch has been having a rough go at it lately. As TechRaptor points out, the company has been under attack by its own streamers and viewers because of ongoing “hate raids” which see “bots fill chat with slurs and inappropriate content.” Twitch has also come under attack by the NMPA, a music publishers’ association that is fighting back against the unauthorized use of music in steamers’ videos.