The hack of Twitch ended in the leak of internal information and its source code 

Recently Twitch confirmed it suffered a major data breach and that a hacker gained access to the company's servers after a configuration change.

In a post, Twitch admitted that a hacker was able to access data that was being displayed incorrectly on the internet and as the investigation is ongoing, the data from this leak is available in a torrent file, that circulated in the 4chan image panel, among other places. The file in question is over 135GB in size and is shared in specific sections of the 4chan site.

"We can confirm that a violation has occurred," said a Twitch spokesperson on Twitter. “Our teams are working urgently to understand the extent of this situation. We will update the community as more information becomes available. «

“We have learned that some data has been exposed on the Internet due to an error in a configuration change on the Twitch server that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working urgently to investigate the incident.

Also, Twitch does not store full credit card numbers, so full credit card numbers have not been disclosed. "

The data of this leak is available in a torrent file, which was circulating in the 4chan image panel. The user who posted it said the leak was intended to "cause more disruption and competition in the world of live video streaming ”, arguing that“ the Twitch community, please note is a disgusting and toxic cesspool ”.

In this file the income (for 3 years) of over 10,000 Twitch streamers have been posted online. At least one French streamer, Zerator, has confirmed the veracity of the figures circulating. Since then, the amounts indicated have been compiled on various lists and posted on social media by many users.

Notably The amounts shown in the tweets do not represent what streamers receive: it is only the price of the subscriptions that Twitch returns to them, after the platform has taken their commission. Additionally, these figures do not take into account the various partnerships or sponsorships streamers can make, the sums they receive from product placement, or the additional income they may have on sites like Tipeee. Or uTip.

In addition, in a twitter thread, Zerator was in charge of explaining it:

“I have rarely received so many mentions and messages because we know that money fascinates in France, especially when it is a rather vague field than that of creators on the Internet. Just look at the debate everyone had when Twitch changed their rules.

At first, since no "big" creator will confirm it to you in France (I think), YES, the figures in the table above are true. But beware, this is a turnover and not a profit. Which means that this money is not in the creator's bank account. That most of you know. So this figure does not represent everything a creator earns as you imagine since there are also the Ops, the sponsors, the merchandising, the "donations" (when activated. This is not the case for me. Bits that cannot be deactivate and that (personally) represent less than 2% of this figure). So if you were surprised by the amount on the table, this should blow your mind.

As such, to give yourself ranks, tell yourself, for example, that a NWFZ costs more than € 400.000, that a TMCUP costs more than € 500.000 (probably double in Bercy) and that although these events are also financed thanks to sponsorship (and sometimes at the TMCUP box office) I often put money from ZTPROD to add nonsense or financially stabilize the event (and pay people!) because it is also the added value of my channel: the events. Therefore, it is normal that "I invest" in this area. When you support my channel, you support my events, my ideas, my studio, my graphic designers, my editors ...".

The person responsible for the data leak also indicated that it was only a snack and that other documents would be posted online soon. In fact, in one of the threads posted on 4chan, the title title announces “twitch leaks part one”. However, it is unclear when the next disclosures will occur or what they will contain.


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