Amazon-owned Twitch Says Source Code Was Exposed In Last Week’s Data Breach





A Twitch login screen is visible at the offices of Twitch Interactive Inc, an Amazon-owned social video platform and gaming community, in San Francisco, California, United States, March 6, 2017. REUTERS / Elijah New

October 15 (Reuters) – Twitch, owned by Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), said on Friday that last week’s data breach on the esports live streaming platform contained documents from its source code.

Passwords, login credentials, full credit card numbers and user bank details were not viewed or exposed during the breach, Twitch said in a statement.

The platform, which is used by video players to interact with users while streaming live content, had blamed the violation on an error in the server configuration change.

Server configuration changes are made during server maintenance. A faulty configuration can expose the data stored in the servers to unauthorized access.

Twitch said it was “confident” that the incident affected only a small number of users and that it was reaching out to those who had been directly affected. The platform has more than 30 million daily visitors on average.

Video Games Chronicle had reported that around 125 gigabytes of data had been leaked in the breach, including details of Twitch’s highest paid video game streamers since 2019.

Reporting by Chavi Mehta and Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing by Aditya Soni

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