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Twitch Leak Allegedly Reveals Streamer Earnings and More

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
Twitch's source code along with internal security tools and other private data has reportedly been leaked and has been dumped on 4chan.
The streaming service is yet to make an official statement about the reported data breach.
It is recommended to change passwords and enable two-factor authentication to keep yourself safe.

Twitch’s source code has reportedly been leaked along with streamer payouts. An official statement from the platform with regards to the issue is still pending. A user posted a 125 GB torrent link to 4chan and the poster stated that the intention of the leak was to foster more disruption and competition in the streaming space. While no personal information has been leaked according to reports, it is still recommended for users to change their passwords and enable two-factor authentication at the earliest.

The data stolen from Twitch includes internal security tools and creator payout reports

According to a report by Video Games Chronicle, the now publicly available data is legitimate. An anonymous source told the publication that Twitch is aware of the breach and the data was obtained on Monday. The leak reportedly includes:

  • The entirety of Twitch’s source code including comment history

  • Creator payout reports from 2019 and beyond

  • Twitch clients for all platforms

  • Proprietary software development kits

  • An unreleased Steam competitor codenamed Vapor

  • Internal security tools

Some online Twitter users are claiming that encrypted passwords are also included in the data dump and it is recommended to safeguard your account if you are a Twitch user. The anonymous leaker on 4chan has stated that it is just the first part of the content that is being leaked. The claim cannot be verified unless the data does surface in the future.

How to secure your Twitch account

If the password you use on your Twitch account is the same as what you use for any other online platform, it is strongly recommended to change your password immediately.

Twitch security settings

  1. Login to your Twitch account

  2. Head to: https://www.twitch.tv/settings/security

  3. Click on Change Password

  4. Enter your current password to verify your account and create a new password for your profile.

If you want to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your account here is what you need to do:

  1. Login to your Twitch account

  2. Head to: https://www.twitch.tv/settings/security

  3. Click on: Set Up Two-Factor Authentication

  4. Add your phone number to your account

Two-factor authentication will require a one-time password that will be sent straight to your phone each time a new device attempts to login to your account to Twitch. If you use the same password for other online services, it is recommended to change passwords on other platforms, that share the password, to ensure sure your personal data stays secured.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.