Report: Twitch Is Hacked And Its Source Code Is In The Wild [Update]

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Big-name streamers' incomes are revealed in the 125GB data leak
According to a report by VGC, an anonymous hacker has posted a 125GB torrent link containing, well, all of Twitch, including its source code and commit history going back to the start. The leak also contains streamers' incomes since 2019, and information that suggests the Amazon-owned streaming platform's Steam rival Vapor may really exist.

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Update, 10/6/21, 11:30 a.m. ET: Twitch confirmed the hack on Twitter, but wrote that it still doesn't know the extent of the breach:

The download was posted to 4chan today, described by its unidentified source as "part one" of "an extremely poggers leak," stating that it contains the following:

> Entirety of twitch.tv, with commit history going back to its early beginnings > Mobile, desktop and video game console Twitch clients > Various proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch > Every other property that Twitch owns including IGDB and CurseForge > An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios > Twitch SOC internal red teaming tools (lol)

And, the poster notes, "Creator payout reports from…
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