Amazon’s live-streaming platform Twitch confirms data breach

Twitch, a live-streaming platform for video gamers, has suffered a data breach, the company said on Wednesday, without providing details.
TeamViewer user on a laptopTwitch had 3 million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, with 1.4 million average concurrent users as of February 2020.

“We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available,” Twitch said on Twitter.

An anonymous hacker has leaked Twitch’s entire source code and user payout information, according to video game news platform Video Games Chronicle.

The motive for the hacker’s leak was to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space, the report said.

“Twitch leak is real. Includes significant amount of personal data,” cyber security expert Kevin Beaumont said on Twitter.

Twitch and its parent Amazon were not immediately available for comment.