Massively popular streaming platform Twitch has reportedly suffered a massive security breach with lots of sensitive data leaked online. The report comes from VGC, which claims that a user posted a link to a 125GB torrent containing Amazon-owned Twitch data on 4chan forums.
The torrent is apparently available to download publicly and contains source code for Twitch software, encrypted passwords, and the company's financial dealings with popular streamers. Naturally, the information has been posted on other platforms too, as can be seen below:
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
The leak also contains references to Twitch's competitor to Steam, codenamed "Vapor". In the same vein, "Vapeworld", which is purportedly a chat app for Vapor has been mentioned too.
VGC says that an internal Twitch source has confirmed the validity of the data leaked in the hack. The data was apparently extracted on Monday. The person who posted the URL to the torrent on 4chan claimed that the reason for the hack is to "foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space [because] their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool".
Although reports claim that the leak contains only encrypted passwords, it is still advisable to change your credentials as soon as possible and turn on two-factor authentication, just to be on the safe side. Twitch is yet to issue an official statement regarding the matter.