Due to an “an error” in server configuration change in Twitch, Amazon.com Inc’s live streaming e-sports platform, suffered a data breach saying it was still assessing the impact.
According to Video Titles Chronicle, which broke the news first, an anonymous hacker claimed to have leaked Twitch data, including information on the company’s source code, clients, and unreleased games.
Twitch revealed there was no signs of login credentials of users was compromised by the hackers. It also stated that it does not save full credit card information on its cloud.
According to the Video Games Chronicle, the Twitch hacker’s aim was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”
The report noted that about 125GB of data was exposed, including information on Twitch’s highest paid video game streamers since 2019, including a $9.6 million payout to the voice actors of popular game “Dungeons & Dragons” and $8.4 million to Canadian streamer xQcOW.
Cyber Security expert Kevin Beaumont tweeted “Twitch leak is real. Includes significant amount of personal data,”