Twitch has seen better days. The streaming service is already going through enough hassles
with hate raids and viewer complaints – and now it’s been hit with a massive hack.
VGC recently reported that an anonymous hacker has posted a huge thread over on the 4chan site, a torrent that consists of all sorts of information from the site. This includes its entire source code, along with payout reports to streamers over the last couple of years, details on the app, an unreleased Steam counterpart known as Vapor, and more.
The unidentified hacker explained that they did it because they wish to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” and isn’t thrilled with the company’s “disgusting, toxic” community.
While the company hasn’t revealed whether or not passwords have been affected, users are being advised to change them anyway – just in case.
The company did note the following in a Twitter response: “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. Thank you for bearing with us.” No additional updates have been posted, but several anti-Twitch fans have sounded off in snarky (and creative) ways.
We’ll let you know what impact the breach has over the next few days. For now, if you have an account on Twitch, take care of yourself and activate two-step authentication. You’ll thank us later.
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