Twitch hacked, and 100GB data stolen


Twitch, the American online streaming platform, was reportedly hacked by an anonymous hacker last month who now claims to leak over 100GB data online to disrupt the future business plans of the victimized company further.

Leaked data from the claimed cyber attack includes source code of the streaming platform, some payouts made to developers related to games and apps and other internal software information.

Amazon owned Twitch is yet to respond to the hack as a source based on the request of anonymity reports that a reaction is possible only after an investigation gets completed.

Highly placed sources confirmed that no password or personal information was accessed or stolen by the hackers in the apparent breach.

However, security experts suggest it is better to change the password of an online account, respectively, to avoid any identity theft or phishing attacks in the future.

Note 1- Twitch is an entertainment service that streamlines content related to games, sports, competitions, music, and creativity. As of Feb’2020, Twitch reportedly had over 3 million broadcasters on a monthly note, out of which 15 million were active daily. A couple of years ago, the provider partnered with over 27,000 channels in whole of America.

Note 2- From the year 2018, China blocked the app and the website from the Apple App Store meant for its region for data security concerns. And Indian Telecom Company Reliance JIO Infocom Limited blocked Twitch’s website content from being streamed in India, as the latter was indulging in illegal streaming of cash-rich 2020 Indian Premier League IPL matches that involves the participation of in-form cricketing stars from over 7 nations recognized by International Cricket Council.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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