A 125GB torrent has leaked online, supposedly containing the entirety of Twitch’s backend, internal tools, and payouts to the top 10, 000 users have been uploaded to the website, Pastebin.
The leak does stem from 4Chan, but we’ve opened the magnet link to verify the legitimacy of the torrent and sure enough, there’s a 125GB folder structure that contains what was said in the original post.
The user who posted the torrent said: that the leak was intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space because their (Twitch) community is a disgusting toxic cesspool”.
According to the leaked list of earners, the top ten biggest earners are:
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The entirety of the leak is still under suspicion, but, with the current spate of data breaches and leaks from major companies around the globe, this starts to line up.
There will be more updates as and when Twitch comments.
Update – One of the top Twitch earners, xQc, appears to have called out Twitch on Twitter, demanding answers:
Update – After several hours of silence, Twitch has confirmed there was a breach and that they have not yet understood the full extent of the leak.
Update 07/10 – Twitch has updated again, this time resetting every stream key on the service. Those with interconnected accounts on the various platforms you can stream from (Xbox, PlayStation, Streamlabs, and Twitch Studio/Mobile), won’t have to take any steps. OBS users that haven’t connected their Twitch will need to grab their stream key from the settings pages, as well as any other apps that need manual settings.