TWITCH: data leakage on the well-known platform

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The famous Twitch platform, owned by Amazon, was affected by an attack that leaked a lot of data a few days ago. Among the leaked data there was so much source code of the company, personal data of the clients registered in the platform, and even unreleased games.

A cyber attacker claimed responsibility for this attack Amazon did not want to provide too many details, although they assure that neither the credit cards nor the passwords of the users have been exposed. This anonymous person who leaked Twitch data, was motivated to do this as "revenge" against this network (nothing new, in fact, this system was already boycotted at the beginning of the year for not doing enough to block harassment).

As you know, in October already some streamers' earnings leaked of this network, as well as some internal tools used by the responsible company. As a measure, two-step verification for access to Twitch was activated and the passwords of registered users were forced to change.

Before the announcement of anonymous attacker, Twitch officially confirmed that it was true, and that there was a data breach, but that their "teams are working urgently to understand the extent of this." Amazon declined to comment further on the matter, although it would later update as they learned more details.

Apparently they leaked about 125 GB of data, among which were all the aforementioned and even the record of a payment of 9.6 million dollars to the voice actors of the popular game Dungeons & Dragons, and 8.4 million dollars to the Canadian streamer xQcOW.

Through social networks, some cybersecurity experts they began to comment on the importance of the attack, and ensure that the amounts of data leaked were significant. And that is something really serious considering that it is a platform that brings together more than 30 million visitors on average.


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