Amazon’s Twitch confirms that its source code was leaked in data breach

Twitch, the Amazon-owned live-streaming platform, has confirmed that a major leak from earlier this month contained documents from its source code but said that passwords and payment information are secure.

Earlier this month, a huge data leak of information from the platform was revealed. It included three years worth of details on creator payouts, code related to proprietary SDKs, source code for the Twitch mobile, desktop and console clients, along with an unreleased competitor to leading PC game storefront Steam. 

It had been reported by Video Games Chronicle that the leak amounted to about 125gb of data.

In a blog post, Twitch has now confirmed the leak. The company said that the “incident was a result of a server configuration change that allowed improper access by an unauthorized third party,” seemingly debunking online theories that the information was leaked by a disgruntled employee. 

Twitch added: “The exposed data primarily contained documents from Twitch’s source code repository, as well as a subset of creator payout data. We’ve undergone a thorough review of the information included in the files exposed and are confident that it only affected a small fraction of users and the customer impact is minimal. We are contacting those who have been impacted directly.

“We take our responsibility to protect your data very seriously. We have taken steps to further secure our service, and we apologize to our community.”

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