twitch: Yesterday (06), twitch suffered a major data breach that revealed various information about its streamers and the platform itself. To reassure the public, the company released a statement stating that sensitive user data, such as passwords and card numbers, has not been compromised.
“So far there is no indication that credentials have been released,” the company said in a post published today on its blog. The platform claims full credit card numbers have not been released because “they are not stored by” Nervousness”.
For security reasons, the company has reset all streamers’ transmission keys, requiring access to the platform to obtain a new authorization code. The information was revealed by the company in an email sent this morning.
The gaming giant’s team is still investigating what may have led to the massive information leak. In total, more than 125 GB of data was released that could have been obtained due to an error in a configuration change on the platform’s servers.
The leaker reportedly made the information public on 4chan in response to: Twitch’s mismanagement of bot problems, hate speech and attacks along with abusive content across multiple channels.