There’s been a large Twitch hack. I know this is not directly Diablo related but treat this as a public service announcement if you’re a Twitch user.
Twitch has yet to put out an announcement to users as it’s believed that no user data has been stolen, but there’s no confirmation yet that user data hasn’t been grabbed. Hackers managed to get their hands on the following:
- 3 years worth of details regarding creator payouts on Twitch.
- The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings.”
- Source code for the mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients.
- Code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
- An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios.
- Data on other Twitch properties like IGDB and CurseForge.
- Twitch’s internal security tools.
This is quite a serious breach and theft of IP. The hackers have now made all the stolen information publicly available via a torrent. Apparently, this is just the first part of the 125Gb of data that’s been stolen.
According to the person who posted the information on 4Chan, the release of the information was to, “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”. The information leaked also included earnings from some of the top streamers and the numbers are quite something as you can see in this tweet.
The gross payouts of the top 100 highest-paid Twitch streamers from August 2019 until October 2021: pic.twitter.com/3Lj9pb2aBl
— KnowSomething (@KnowS0mething) October 6, 2021
It’s thought that Twitch was made aware of the breach as early as Monday this week and Twitch has yet to inform its users of the breach. We would recommend changing your passwords if you’re a Twitch user. It seems that there may be more to come on this in the hours or days ahead so better safe than sorry.