Twitch hit by massive hack that reveals its entire source code and more
Hackers have managed to get their hands on what can be described as the entirety of popular streaming site Twitch.tv. A torrent with the said data has been posted on the internet's most nefarious imageboard. For security reasons, we have not downloaded the actual torrent. Intrepid Twitter user @Sinoc229 took the plunge and found a treasure trove of information inside.
For starters, the torrent contains complete information about how much each popular Twitch streamer makes monthly. The list includes bigwigs such as Asmongold, Shroud, xQc, Tfue and a host of others. Additionally, the torrent allegedly contains the source code for the Twitch mobile app and desktop/console client. There's also a host of internal testing tools, proprietary SDKs and more. Lastly, the hack also revealed Amazon's yet-to-be-announced digital storefront codenamed Vapour.
Although not confirmed yet, the hack could have exposed the login credentials and other private information of most, if not all, Twitch users. Therefore, if you happen to use the streaming service often, we recommend that you change your password and enable 2FA (two-factor authentication) on your account. Furthermore, please do not attempt to download the actual torrent as there's no telling what the hackers could have left inside it.
The hackers want to 'foster more disruption in the online streaming space' and state that more leaks will be coming soon. Twitch is yet to comment on the issue publicly. Given the sheer magnitude of the hack, it shouldn't be long. We'll be sure to update the post once that happens.