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Twitch says 'no indication' login details were exposed during recent data leak

"At this time, we have no indication that login credentials have been exposed."

Chris Kerr, News Editor

October 7, 2021

1 Min Read

Twitch has provided more updates after confirming a "security incident" that seemingly exposed reams of data including platform source code and creator payout reports.

Hours after news of the leak began the circulate, the company issued a brief statement confirming there had been "a breach." Now, after investigating the matter further, the streaming company has offered more details as to how events unfolded and what information was compromised.

"We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party," reads the Twitch blog.

"At this time, we have no indication that login credentials have been exposed. We are continuing to investigate. Additionally, full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch, so full credit card numbers were not exposed."

As a precaution, the company has reset all stream keys and informed users they may need to manually update their broadcast software with their new key before starting another stream. At the time of writing, Twitch said it is "still in the process of understanding the impact in detail." 

About the Author(s)

Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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