Twitch passwords have not been exposed in Massive Data Breach last week

Twitch has recently shared an update about last week’s 126GB data breach, which also exposed its source code, confirming that “Twitch passwords have not been exposed.”

Earlier this month, the gaming platform suffered a major security breach. An anonymous hacker on 4chan, with the intention to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” leaked the Twitch source code. The data includes streamer revenue reports and an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios. Although it seems the extent of the breach is still being investigated.

On Friday, the company said in an update to its webpage about the security leak that “Twitch passwords have not been exposed.” They Also, said, “We are also confident that systems that store Twitch login credentials, which are hashed with bcrypt, were not accessed, nor were full credit card numbers or ACH / bank information.”

The company said, “The exposed data primarily contained documents from Twitch’s source code repository, as well as a subset of creator payout data.” Twitch also claimed that the information exposed “only affected a small fraction of users, and the customer impact is minimal,” and it says it is following up directly with those who were affected.

However, Twitch said “We take our responsibility to protect your data very seriously. We have taken steps to further secure our service, and we apologize to our community.”


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