Hackers on Wednesday released source code and data detailing the inner workings of the popular streaming platform Twitch during a massive data breach.
âWe can confirm that a violation has taken place. Our teams are working urgently to understand the extent of this, âTwitch announcement in a tweet.
The leaked data includes the company’s source code for its mobile, desktop and video game customers, “commit history” or logs of all code changes, code related to Twitch’s cloud infrastructure. and information on how much Twitch streamers receive from subscribers and donors, according to The Verge. The leaks also include details related to Twitch’s proprietary internal tools, the outlet reported.
âWe will update the community as more information becomes available. Thanks for being with us, âTwitch said.
The data was released early Wednesday on anonymous online forums, multiple sources reported, one user sharing the data with the popular and controversial imageboard 4chan, saying the leak was intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the industry. online video streaming space “because” their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool.
It doesn’t appear that customer data such as passwords or addresses were included in the leaks, The Verge reported. However, the anonymous user who posted the data to 4chan described the leaks as “part one,” according to archived messages from 4chan.
Twitch has yet to confirm the contents of the leaks. The data also includes code related to an unprecedented competitor in the video game market and the Steam platform that was under development by the Amazon games studio, according to Video Games Chronicle.
Twitch did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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