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Twitch source code has been exposed

Exploit: Hacking

Twitch: Streaming Platform

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Risk to Business: 1.402 = Extreme

Leading streaming and gaming platform Twitch has been hacked. Source code for the company’s upcoming expansion to its streaming service, an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios, has appeared on message boards as well as data that details the terms and amounts of content creator payouts. An anonymous poster on the 4chan messaging board delivered the data in a 125GB torrent. That poster also claimed that the stream includes the entirety of Twitch and its commit history including the aforementioned creator payouts,, source code for the mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients, code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch, data on other Twitch properties like IGDB and CurseForge and, details about the AGS project and information about the platform’s internal security tools.

Individual Impact: No consumer PII or financial data loss was disclosed in this breach as of press time.

Customers Impacted: Unknown

How It Could Affect Your Customers’ Business: Data is of immense value to cybercriminals in the booming dark web data markets, and this data will appeal to many different cybercriminal operations.

Source: The Verge