Streaming platform Twitch has fallen victim to a major data theft. A stranger posted a data packet on the network, which, according to him, contains the entire programming code of the service. Lists of alleged revenue from Twitch streamers have also been released, including the buckstood streamer “Montana Black”. Amazon affiliate confirmed unauthorized data access on Wednesday, but initially did not comment on the reliability of the content. They work hard to understand the scale, Twitch said on Twitter.
Twitch is mainly used by gamers to broadcast live the progress of video games. The site created its own stars and they had a high audience.
Published data also includes lists of alleged revenue of twitch streamers. However, above all, the exposure of the entire technical site can have dangerous consequences. “As the source material leaked, it can be assumed that these are now being targeted by other cybercriminals,” said Rodger Trost from IT security firm F-Secure. “More hacks are expected to follow the platform,” he warned.
Potential revenue leaked from the Montana Block
The published data, among other things, showed a huge revenue gap between the most important Twitch streamers, some of whom earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, and less popular users. A Twitter user has compiled an overview of the revenue of the first 100 Twitch streamers. Between August 2019 and September 2021, Buxtuder Streamer Montana Black reportedly received a total of $ 2.4 million from Twitz. Other German streaming greats such as “Trimax” and “Nossi” are also listed. Many streamers have confirmed that the leaked information about their earnings on Twitter is correct.
Total payments for the top 100 highest paid Twitch streamers from August 2019 to October 2021: pic.twitter.com/3Lj9pb2aBl
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“Jeff Bezos paid $ 970 million”
The published program code also includes references to the yet-to-be-released competition service for the popular Steam gaming site and internal software tools used to simulate hacker attacks on Twitches. “Jeff Bezos paid $ 970 million for it,” the man behind the leak on the 4Chan platform wrote in a swipe to the Amazon boss. “It’s free with us.”
The blog “Platformer” asked former Twitch developers about the leak. Among other things, they said the platform did not take any precautionary measures against staff downloading large amounts of software code. Amazon, which has a reputation for strong IT security, bought back the Twitches in 2014, but the site still runs on its own security precautions, it said.
Source: dpa, t3n.de
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