Twitch confirms massive data breach
Game-streaming platform Twitch has been the victim of a leak, reportedly divulging confidential company information and streamers’ earnings.
More than 100GB of data was posted online on Wednesday.
The documents appear to show Twitch’s top streamers each made millions of dollars from the Amazon-owned company in the past two years.
Twitch confirmed the breach and said it was “working with urgency” to understand the extent of it.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the company said it would “update the community as soon as additional information is available”.
Fortnite streamer BBG Calc told BBC News: “The earnings list got my figure 100% correct.”
Another streamer confirmed to the BBC that their earnings were “accurate” while a third person closely linked to a high profile player said the details were “about right”.
Those behind the leak also claimed to have the source code for the video platform itself.