Following what appears to be a hack, a sizable amount of source code repositories, creator payments, and other internal data from Twitch have been posted online.
The hacker claims to have obtained the video game streaming giant’s source code and its exclusive SDKs, or software development kits, which enable developers to incorporate Twitch into various apps and services, in a post from Tuesday that was widely shared on Wednesday. Additionally, the hacker claims to have stolen unreleased software and hacking tools that the business used to stress-test its own network against security threats.
The hacker claims the cache, which TechCrunch has partially viewed, is part one and that more material is likely to surface. Twitch was reportedly aware of the breach on Monday, according to Video Games Chronicle , which broke the news first. In addition to not responding to TechCrunch’s request for comment, Twitch has not officially verified the incident.
Streamers, however, were eager to support the breach as creator payout data was also exposed. Due to the fact that the data contains personal information, TechCrunch is not linking to it. Each Twitch user’s payouts are listed in the statistics, some of which exceed six figures.
The records that were leaked match those of several Twitch streamers, it has been established. I examined a line from June 2019, and it was an exact 100% match to the data displayed on my analytics dashboard, stated one user .
Given that it is now possible for almost anyone to look for security flaws in the code, the leak of internal source code may likewise pose a security concern.
The hack was announced almost exactly one month after Twitch streamers took September 1 to protest the business for failing to take action against hate raids, in which bots are employed to bombard other streamers with hatred and harassment.