Twitch Hack : A massive hack

A popular live video streaming company Twitch has got hacked by anonymous hacker on Wednesday.

Twitch is a game streaming company owned by Amazon Inc reported to have 40+million users in US alone.On Wednesday news were erupted that Twitch entire platform got hacked by ananymous hacker and published massive 125gig of data on 4chan and torrent network.

“We can confirm a breach has taken place,” Twitch said in post from its verified Twitter account.

After this news spread like a wildfire on social media and other public platform, Google searches for “how to delete Twitch” rocketed eightfold according to marketing analysts firm N. Rich.

 

According to the anonymous 4chan user, the leaked Twitch data contains:

  • The entirety of twitch.tv, with commit history going back to its early beginnings
  • Mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients
  • Various proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch
  • Every other property that Twitch owns, including IGDB and CurseForge
  • An unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios
  • Twitch SOC internal red teaming tools😛
  • Creator payout reports from 2019 until now.

 

                                                   

 

The person who posted the leak on 4chan wrote that the purpose of the hack was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space.”

“Jeff Bezos paid $970 million for this, we’re giving it away FOR FREE,” the apparent hacker gloated alongside a picture they posted of a baffled-looking Bezos.

The leak was likely a direct reply to Twitch’s lack of response and effective tools to fend off  hate raids targeting streamers in August, given that the anonymous leaker also used the #DoBetterTwitch hashtag.

This hashtag was used on Twitter by streamers who shared how their Twitch stream chats were being flooded with harassment bots.

Twitch eventually acknowledged the issue and said it will launch account verification and channel-level ban evasion detection tools later this year.

“Thank you to everyone who shared these difficult experiences. We were able to identify a vulnerability in our proactive filters, and have rolled out an update to close this gap and better detect hate speech in chat.,” the company said.

Netizens loose mind over breach and questioned Amazons security perimeter.AWS is one of the leading massive tech giant  industry and such attacks on its subsidiary makes hard  to deal with.It is yet to see how company cop with it  and impact on active users.

CyberYoddha

Pentester , Cyber World Enthusiast

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