the essential The online streaming platform Twitch is facing a very significant data leak. This hack was claimed by an anonymous user of the 4Chan forum who published, this Wednesday morning, a file of 135 Go for proof.
The entire file is currently being scanned.
Twitch has just had a major leak of a lot of stuff including their monthly payouts to streamers.
Here are some of the notables (note: this total is just their payout directly from twitch, so it doesn’t include donations, sponsors, merch, etc.) pic.twitter.com/wDG0JkJuCx
– KnowSomething (@ KnowS0mething) October 6, 2021
A few well-known French steamers appear in the list. This is the case of Squeezie or Locklear and Zerator. The latter also reacted in a thread on social networks to confirm the veracity of this list and to explain the money earned thanks to Twitch – 1.4 million euros – which made the French Twitter react.
I rarely received so many mentions and messages because we know that money fascinates in France especially when it comes to a rather vague area than that of creators on the internet. Just look at the debate everyone had when Twitch changed their rules. THREAD: https://t.co/67Qo9RX2lf
— ZeratoR (@ZeratoR) October 6, 2021
The users could also be victims of hacking
Twitch user passwords could be part of this massive leak. The video platform, owned by Amazon, is used daily by a million French people. Users are advised to change their passwords now. Enabling two-step authentication is also recommended.