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Twitch data hacked, streamer salary data leaked

 

wow, the case of data leakage has occurred again. This time the victim is Amazon's streaming platform, Twitch. recently, anonymous hackers were reported to have hacked and leaked 125 GB of Twitch internal data in an online forum. The data is claimed to contain the source code or platform source code, technical details for new products and platforms that have not been released, to the salaries of streamers or content creators. Twitch itself confirmed the truth of this hacking news through its official Twitter account. We can confirm a violation has occurred. Our team is working quickly to understand the extent of the scope of this breach, wrote Twitch.

In a leaked internal document, detailed data on the salaries of Twitch streamers for the last two years, namely the period August-September 2019 to October 2021, was also revealed. Media outlet Kotaku reported that the streamer's revenue figure in the document was in the millions of US dollars. Some of the names appearing in the document include well-known streamers, such as Dungeons & Dragons, CriticalRole, and American Summit1g. Those streamers have become one of the top earners on Twitch.


Another streamer confirmed to the BBC that their earnings were "accurate", while a third person closely linked to the famous player said the details were "almost correct".

In addition, the leaked data also revealed information about Vapor, Amazon Game Studios' new platform designed as a competitor to Steam. Media outlet The Verge detailed, recently leaked Twitch data including: Entire twitch.tv, “to its early history” Source code for mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients. Code associated with proprietary SDKs and built-in AWS services used by Twitch. Data about other Twitch properties such as IGDB and CurseForge. Twitch's built-in security tools. The document that was leaked to the public was labeled as "part one". This indicates that there may still be other data owned by hackers but not yet released to the public. So far, this leaked data doesn't appear to contain any password or address information from any Twitch user. However, as a precautionary measure, Twitch users are encouraged to immediately change their passwords and activate the two-factor authentication layer of protection. Streamers are also advised to reset their stream key to protect data.


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