Twitch has confirmed a hack that leaked its platform’s source code, as well as an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios, and details of creator payouts.
“We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available”, said a Twitch spokesperson.
Twitch acknowledges that a hacker gained access to data that was accidentally exposed to the internet " due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party”. According to the company, there is " o indication that login credentials have been exposed,” and that “full credit card numbers were not exposed”.
The leak has been labeled as "part one," implying that there may be more to come. While personal information such as creator payments are included, this breach does not appear to include Twitch users' passwords, addresses, or email accounts. However, we recommend changing your Twitch password and enabling two-factor authentication - just in case.