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Twitch suffers massive data leak

After the server outage at Facebook and its sister platforms, now comes another shocker! Game-streaming platform Twitch has apparently been hacked, with source code for the company's streaming service, and confidential company information, along with the earnings of streamers, being leaked online.

An anonymous person on the 4chan message board has published a 125GB torrent showing the earnings of top streamers from the Amazon-owned company.

According to the poster, the leak is intended to 'promote further disruption and competition in the online video streaming industry.'

The following information has been leaked:

- Details on Twitch creator compensation for the past three years.
- Twitch’s source code and technical details for products and platforms that are yet to be released.
- Twitch client source code for mobile, desktop, and video game consoles.
- Twitch's proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services were coded.
- Other Twitch properties, such as IGDB and CurseForge.
- Internal security tools at Twitch.

The data leak could have serious ramifications for the game-streamer given the growing competition in the game-streaming space.
Twitch has of late been facing problems; some streamers from minority backgrounds came under organised harassment recently.

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