Video game-focused streaming platform Twitch has suffered a massive data breach, which the company has described as a catastrophic data leak.
According to PC Gamer, the official Twitch account on Twitter confirmed yesterday, Wednesday, October 6, that the video game service platform suffered a major data leak, but did not confirm the nature or extent of the stolen data.
Twitch is exposed to a massive data leak that reveals source code and revenue
In addition to information regarding the numbers of the streaming service’s subscribers and income, an unknown hacker revealed a file containing a huge amount of Twitch data, and that the owner of the live streaming platform Twitch is on a new service that is a competitor to Steam called Vapor.
According to the “tomsguide” website, the leaked data showed information about the in-game integration with Twitch, and the source code for the game is called Vapeworld, and it is likely to be a metaverse platform from an open world similar to VRChat, an existing game in which users can create images Tokenize and play with other people in virtual reality.
Among the sensitive information contained in the leaked file, which is about 125 GB of data, the platform’s creator earnings reports since 2019, and it is uncertain the years reflected in the profits for the service, as the hacker who posted a link to a torrent containing the stolen data said, Financial records go back to 2019.
It is possible that the leaked files contain many passwords for many accounts of Twitch users, in addition to the platform’s customers and information of the devices used in the accounts of the platform, whether smartphones, computers, and even home devices.
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