Twitch: Passwords were not leaked in the breach

Twitch platform released statement A new one denies the seriousness of the hack that grabbed the headlines earlier this month.

The gaming platform reiterated that the crash was caused by a server setting change that allowed inappropriate access by an unauthorized third party.

It claimed that the passwords were not disclosed in the breach. “We are confident that the systems that store login data, which has been hashed with bcrypt, have not been accessed,” she said. No full credit card numbers or bank information were accessed.

The exposed data mainly contained documents from the Twitch source code repository, the platform said. Plus a subset of creator revenue data. We did a comprehensive review of the information contained in the exposed files. We are confident that it has impacted a small portion of the users and the impact on customers is minimal. We are reaching out to those who have been directly affected.

An unknown hacker leaked the entire source code of the platform via a 128GB file.

The data included creator payments going back to 2019. And private SDKs. and the internal AWS services used by Twitch. In addition to all the red team tools for the company’s internal cybersecurity.

Read also: Twitch: Changing server settings caused data leaks

Twitch shares an update on the major hack

Whereas much of the press attention initially focused on revenue for content creators. But concern about the privacy and security of all platform players began to grow in the days following the attack.

Experts have warned that all users of the Amazon-owned platform need to take immediate action to protect bank accounts from a potential wave of attacks by cybercriminals.

The platform announced that it was resetting all broadcast keys, and directed content creators to a website to obtain new broadcast keys.

The anonymous hacker behind the attack claimed the esports streaming platform’s lackluster response to complaints of racism and abuse directed against minority players in so-called “hate raids”.

Read also: Twitch leaked its source code

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