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Twitch says breach due to server configuration changes, user login and payment information not exposed



Amazon’s livestreaming e-sports platform Twitch was hit by a data breach. Leaked Twitch data includes information about the company’s source code, clients, and unreleased games. Twitch has now released an update about the hack, claiming that the data was “exposed due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was later accessed by a malicious third party”. Twitch has reset all stream keys ‘out of caution’. The Twitch team is said to be working diligently to investigate the incident.

Twitch has released an update to its site claiming that the breach was caused by a change in server configuration. The company says that Twitch does not store full credit card numbers, therefore, they were not exposed. It further added, “We have no indication that the login credentials have been exposed. We are continuing the investigation.”

In addition, Twitch has reset all stream keys as a precaution and provided a link to obtain a new stream key. Depending on the broadcast software they use, users may need to manually update their software with a new key to start the next stream. For example, Twitch Studio, Streamlabs, Xbox, PlayStation and Twitch mobile app users do not need to take any action for their new key to work. The company says that OBS users who have connected their Twitch account also do not need to take any action. OBS users who haven’t connected their Twitch account to OBS will need to manually copy their stream key from their Twitch dashboard and paste it into OBS.

Twitch says the investigation is ongoing and the company is still in the process of understanding the impact in detail. Previous reports claimed about 125GB of data was leaked, including information on Twitch’s highest-paid video game streamer since 2019, such as $9.6 million to the voice actors of the popular game “Dungeons & Dragons” (approximately Rs 70 crore) and $8.4 million (approximately Rs 62 crore) to Canadian streamer xQcOW.

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Tasneem Akolawala is a senior reporter for Gadgets 360. His reporting expertise includes smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the tech industry as a whole. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneema can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips and releases can be sent to more

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