The leaked data also includes a Steam competitor
The leak is labeled as “part one,” suggesting there could be more to come. Video Games Chronicle reports that Twitch is aware of the breach, but the company has not yet informed its userbase.
The leak doesn’t appear to include password or address information on Twitch users, but that doesn’t mean this information hasn’t been obtained as part of this breach.
In fact, the leaker seems to have focused on sharing Twitch’s own company tools and information, rather than code that would include personal accounts.
While Twitch has confirmed a data breach, it’s still unclear exactly how much data has been stolen.
We’d recommend changing your Twitch password and enabling two-factor authentication on your account if you haven’t done so already.
Twitch has been struggling to contain ongoing hate and harassment recently. After weeks of hate raids, some Twitch streamers took a day off in August to protest against the company’s lack of action.
Twitch has responded to the #DoBetterTwitch movement, and it’s a hashtag that the anonymous poster has used today to promote this leak.
Update, 7:35 AM ET: The Verge can confirm the leak is legitimate, and we have included more details on the data within the leak.
Update, 11:25 AM ET: Twitch has now confirmed it has suffered a data breach.