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Twitch is not having a good time lately. On top of battling bots engaging in hate-raids spamming chats with horrible things, it appears they've also suffered a massive data breach.

First reported (as far as we can tell) by VGC, who have since had it confirmed that it's legitimate, this is a massive blow to Twitch and really shines a light on their security for such a thing to happen. Even though there's no indication yet that it includes login details, you may want to be extra careful and go change your Twitch password.

As for what it contains it includes:

  • Twitch source code with repository commit history "going back to its early beginnings"
  • Mobile, desktop and video game console Twitch clients
  • Various proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch
  • "Every other property that Twitch owns" including IGDB and CurseForge
  • An apparent planned competitor to Steam named "Vapor"
  • Streamer payout reports showing some receiving massive payouts
  • Twitch security tools

This leak is apparently only part one, so there may be more to come yet. From what the leaker said they called the Twitch community a "disgusting toxic cesspool" and so they wanted to "foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space".

Ouch.

Update - Twitch has now confirmed on Twitter that it's real:

We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.
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Eike 7 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: denyasis
Quoting: BrisseIt's already vaporware.

Who knows maybe it'll condense into something later 😉
Then they can call it H2O
Dihydrogen Monoxide, surely?

Heard bad things about this. Everybody who ingested it died sooner or later...!
STiAT 7 Oct, 2021
While Steam could use a competitor, it's certainly not Twich and their Linux-Unfriendly clients I want to show up in that place.
Quoting: ShmerlDoes Vapor predate Amazon buying Twitch or it's Bezos's idea?

I'd say it should predate it, since Amazon is a marketplace for literally everything. Would make no sense to have a different marketplace for games.

So if Amazon decides to go there (and they will eventually), I'm pretty sure it will be under the Amazon brand and not Twitch - but featuring heavy twitch chat and streaming integration.
denyasis 7 Oct, 2021
Quoting: mirvI'm betting they'll just keep the project on ice.

Maybe with a little pressure, it'll sublime into something like Steam? 😛


Sorry, I'm really digging the puns way more than I should.
TheRiddick 8 Oct, 2021
Thought they already had Prime Gaming..
14 8 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: EhvisA refreshing change to see that when there is a big data breach, it's actually the company's own data instead of that of the users that gets stolen.
This one almost sounds like an employee or contractor that leaked it, who had an agenda against the company, but harming all the users would be beyond their conscious. Or, that kind of data was sold secretly.
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Quoting: denyasis
Quoting: mirvI'm betting they'll just keep the project on ice.

Maybe with a little pressure, it'll sublime into something like Steam? 😛


Sorry, I'm really digging the puns way more than I should.
We have nothing to worry about since they're blocked by the Valve.
crt0mega 13 Oct, 2021
Quoting: EikeHeard bad things about this. Everybody who ingested it died sooner or later...!
Have you ever heard of anyone who ate bread and did not die later? Me neither! It's a huge conspiracy, bro!
Nezchan 13 Oct, 2021
Quoting: crt0mega
Quoting: EikeHeard bad things about this. Everybody who ingested it died sooner or later...!
Have you ever heard of anyone who ate bread and did not die later? Me neither! It's a huge conspiracy, bro!

Would you die a hero? Or a mere beast, who has never known the taste of bread?

I have made my choice!
Ehvis 13 Oct, 2021
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Quoting: crt0mega
Quoting: EikeHeard bad things about this. Everybody who ingested it died sooner or later...!
Have you ever heard of anyone who ate bread and did not die later? Me neither! It's a huge conspiracy, bro!

Me! I have eaten bread. I even drank water! And see, I didn't die later!
Purple Library Guy 13 Oct, 2021
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: crt0mega
Quoting: EikeHeard bad things about this. Everybody who ingested it died sooner or later...!
Have you ever heard of anyone who ate bread and did not die later? Me neither! It's a huge conspiracy, bro!

Me! I have eaten bread. I even drank water! And see, I didn't die later!
Ah, but I bet the telltale signs have already started to manifest. Thinning hair, more trouble maintaining muscle tone, skin deteriorating . . . the list of symptoms are nearly endless. That bread and water will get you in the end!
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