In a major leak, an anonymous hacker appears to have leaked all of Twitch, including its source code. The user posted a torrent on 4chan containing 128 GB of information. We will not link to the original post here due to the sensitive nature of the content.
The poster stated that Twitch was an affiliate of Amazon and went on to say that “their community is also a disgusting toxic cesspool” and that they wanted to “foster more disruption and competition in the online streaming space” .
One of the main items included in the leak is the creator payout reports from 2019 to now, with the user stating, “Find out how much your favorite streamers are really making!” On top of that, it looks like Twitch is working on an Amazon Game Studios Steam competitor, currently named “Vapor”. More dangerously, passwords were included in the leak, so if you have a Twitch account, it is recommended that you change your password and have two-factor authentication (2FA).
This leak comes just after Twitch came under fire for failing to respond appropriately to the ongoing hate raids that have taken place on their platform. The hate raids in particular targeted marginalized identities, including BICOP and LGBTQIA + people, but it’s unclear whether this hack is meant to be a response to Twitch’s inaction or a general dislike of the service. .
The original post included the hashtag “DoBetterTwitch,” a tag used on Twitter as a way for the platform’s creators to demand better tools to tackle hate raids, and a general call for improvements on things like corporate income. creators. The inclusion of the hashtag doesn’t necessarily mean it was the hacker’s intention, as the inclusion of passwords just puts more people at risk.