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Twitch blames faulty server configuration for massive data leak


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Twitch blames faulty server configuration for massive data leak

Twitch said that the investigation is ongoing in urgency, and the team is still figuring out the impact of the data leak.

Twitch, which reportedly has been hit by a massive leak, has released an update saying that faulty server configuration led to the hack. Allegedly, the hacker accessed the server through an error in configuration and managed to get entire details of Twitch streamers, their payouts, and many other details. The anonymous hacker has posted a 125GB torrent file containing all the sensitive details, including Twitch's source code.

Twitch confirmed that there is no indication that any login credentials, including passwords, were exposed. Also, full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch, so they were also not exposed. For caution, Twitch has reset all stream keys and provided a link to get a new one. Depending on the broadcast software you use, you may need to manually update your software to start a new stream. "Twitch Studio, Streamlabs, Xbox, PlayStation, and Twitch Mobile App users should not need to take any action for your new key to work," said Twitch.  

The anonymous person behind the attack has claimed that this is just the first part of the content released to the public. Later, they intend to leak even more details as they claim the video streaming platform has "a community that is a disgusting toxic cesspool." Twitch said that the investigation is ongoing in urgency, and the team is still figuring out the impact of the data leak. Meanwhile, the users are advised to update their apps to the latest version and change their passwords for added safety.


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