An anonymous individual has leaked online the source code and streamers and users data of the popular video streaming platform Twitch.
The anonymous 4chan user has published a torrent link to a 128GB file on the 4chan discussion board, the leaked archive contains sensitive data stolen from 6,000 internal Twitch Git repositories.
The leaker, who used the #DoBetterTwitch hashtag, claims to have leaked the data in response to harassment raids targeting the platform streamers this summer.
In August, the streamers used the same hashtag to share on Twitter evidence of the hate raids that targeted them, at the time the platform chats were flooded with hateful content.
“Their community is also a disgusting toxic cesspool, so to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space, we have completely pwned them, and in part one, are releasing the source code from almost 6,000 internal Git repositories,” reads the message published by the leaker.
The anonymous user’s thread, named ‘twitch leaks part one’ claims that the archive contains:
Experts from The Record, which downloaded and analyzed the data to verify its authenticity, confirmed that leaked into includes platform’s user identity and authentication mechanisms along with payout schemes for its top streamers.
The popular video streaming platform confirmed the security breach and is investigating it to determine the extent of the incident.
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(SecurityAffairs – hacking, data breach)