Massive Twitch Leak Could Be Devastating for the Streaming Giant

Published 10/06/2021, 1:29 PM EDT


Twitch has fallen into a lot of trouble today, thanks to a hacker who has leaked almost everything about the popular streaming platform. The hacker has shared a torrent link on the online bulletin board 4chan with 125GB worth of files. This includes information about the platform’s source code, creator payouts, and even a Steam competitor.

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The post showed up earlier today as a poster that claimed that the information was leakedto foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.” The hacker stated that the platform has a ‘disgusting toxic cesspool’ community, and hence why this leak showed up today.

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Twitch data breach includes basically everything about the platform

The 125 GB worth of files has probably every bit of information about the platform. However, the poster shared on 4chan stated that this leak’s just the first part. So, it looks like the hacker might have information about the millions of Twitch users as well. This includes personal details like emails, passwords, and many more.

The hacker has currently released some major information about the platform’s creators. This includes their earnings, which fans can easily access to learn about their favorite streamers’ earnings from 2019. Other than that, the files also include the all-important source code of the Amazon-owned platform with commit history going back to its early days as well. The code also includes proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch. Plus, it also has data on the company’s other properties, like CurseForge and IGDB.

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Development of a new game store

Along with all the information about Twitch’s source code, the hacker also leaked another major piece of news in the development of a new client. The client named Vapor will allegedly compete against the industry titan in Steam. It will also include many of Twitch’s features to separate itself from Epic Games, Steam, and many other game stores.

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It’s probably one of the biggest leaks in the history of gaming and video streaming as well. With information about the entire company and its workings, it seems like Twitch has a serious problem at hand. Many of its creators have already mentioned how the platform has rarely taken action for many of its issues. However, with a leak of this magnitude, and allegedly more to come, it remains to be seen how the Amazon-owned platform copes with this catastrophe.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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