Twitch Hacker Releases Supply Code For Streaming Platform

Twitch Hacker Releases Supply Code For Streaming Platform


The Twitch logo in purple.

Picture: Twitch / Kotaku

In response to a report by VGC, an nameless hacker has posted a 125GB torrent hyperlink containing, properly, all of Twitch, together with its supply code and commit historical past going again to the beginning. The leak additionally comprises streamers’ incomes since 2019, and data that implies the Amazon-owned streaming platform’s Steam rival Vapor might actually exist.

The obtain was posted to 4chan right now, described by its unidentified supply as “half one” of “an especially poggers leak,” stating that it comprises the next:

> Entirety of twitch.television, with commit historical past going again to its early beginnings

> Cell, desktop and online game console Twitch purchasers

> Varied proprietary SDKs and inside AWS providers utilized by Twitch

> Each different property that Twitch owns together with IGDB and CurseForge

> An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Recreation Studios

> Twitch SOC inside purple teaming instruments (lol)

And, the poster notes, “Creator payout stories from 2019 till now. Learn the way a lot your favourite streamer is admittedly making!”

Calling Twitch a “disgusting poisonous cesspool,” the given motivation for the leak is to, “foster extra disruption and competitors within the on-line video streaming area.” They add, “we’ve got fully pwnd them.” In addition they embody the #DoBetterTwitch hashtag.

Kotaku has verified that it is a working torrent, and VGC claims nameless sources inside Twitch have confirmed the info is reputable. We’ve clearly contacted Twitch for additional remark, however haven’t heard again on the time of publication.

The implications for a leak like this may be enormous. Clearly the very first thing anybody who has a Twitch account ought to do is change their password instantly, and arrange two-factor authentication. It’s additionally suggested to reset your stream key to guard information.

However the longer-term points will likely be much more advanced. Simply the monetary info for big-name streamers getting on the market will likely be massively severe for Twitch, with figures within the hundreds of thousands of {dollars}.

Inside the leaked information is reportedly info on Vapor, Amazon’s rumored rival to Steam, which might combine a retailer into the Twitch platform. Extra info will probably come to mild because the leak is pored over. And naturally that is marked as “half one,” suggesting that rather more info might have been compromised within the hack.

This all comes at a time of a lot tribulation for Twitch, with the #DoBetterTwitch/#TwitchDoBetter hashtags on the forefront of efforts by customers to demand a greater service from the platform, together with boycotts to demand motion over hate raids. Twitch appears to be making some optimistic strikes, however then all the time finds a option to do something terrible too.

We’ll preserve you updated with the implications of the leak, which is able to probably be inflicting severe consternation at Amazon. Because the hacker stated on 4Chan, “Jeff Bezos paid $970 million for this, we’re giving it away FOR FREE.”

 

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