Remember the massive Twitch leak that revealed all kinds of information, including creator payouts? Well, according to Twitch, user passwords weren’t included in the hack, so your account is safe.
Twitch blogged about the security incident of October 6, 2021, and the company confirmed what early reports suggested: Creator payments and some of Twitch’s source code were stolen, but individual user information. have been protected.
In the post, Twitch said: “Twitch passwords have not been exposed. We are also confident that systems that store Twitch login credentials, which are hashed with bcrypt, have not been accessed, nor full credit card numbers and ACH / banking information.
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Of course, it’s always worth your while to lock your Twitch account with 2FA and change your password periodically to make sure your account is as secure as possible, but you don’t have to worry about your account depending on this particular leak.
Twitch also said it has undergone “a thorough review of the information included in the exposed files and is confident that this has only affected a small fraction of users and that the impact on customers is minimal.” We are directly contacting those who have been affected. This means that if you’ve been affected, Twitch will contact you and let you know.
Looking ahead, Twitch is taking action to prevent something like this from happening again. The Amazon-owned company said, “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. Often times, these types of leaks help businesses find holes, and Twitch seems to be using that as a chance to improve.