Twitch Suffers Massive 125GB Data and Source Code Leak

Unreleased Amazon Game Studios Steam rival code, creator reward details, proprietary software development kit and other internal tools were all leaked by an anonymous poster on the 4chan message board, according to Twitch.

Twitch Suffers Massive 125GB Data and Source Code Leak
Twitch Suffers Massive 125GB Data and Source Code Leak | Image credits: Daily Advent

An error in a Twitch server configuration update that was obtained by a malicious third party resulted in the data being exposed, according to Amazon-owned service.

Twitch noted in a post "At this time, we have no indication that login credentials have been exposed," [...] "Additionally, full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch, so full credit card numbers were not exposed."

Because their community is a horrible toxic pit, the forum user argued, this hack is intended to create greater disruption and competition in the online video streaming industry. Video Games Chronicle was the first to report the development, claiming that Twitch was made aware of the breach on October 4th. According to reports, this is only the beginning of the leak's implications, says The Hacker News.

The exposure of internal source code is a significant security risk since it enables interested parties to search for security holes in the code, which is a serious security concern. However, despite the fact that the data does not contain any password-related information, users are recommended to change their passwords out of an abundance of caution and to enable two-factor authentication in addition.

The reported contents of the enormous trove, which is delivered in the form of a 125GB Torrent, are as follows:

  • An internal red teaming tool cache meant to boost security is kept on hand
  • Revenue reports from creators for the years 2019 through 2021
  • Amazon Game Studios is developing a Steam competitor, codenamed Vapor, that will be published in the near future
  • Software development kits and internal AWS services used by Twitch Information about other Twitch sites such as IGDB and CurseForge Mobile, desktop, and console Twitch clients are all available
  • The entirety of Twitch's source code, including commit history dating back to the company's early days is available.