Twitch Source Code And Years Worth Of Payouts Leaked

Leaked data includes unreleased Steam competitor.
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Twitch, a game streaming platform suffered a massive leak of all it’s data last night and it might not even be over yet.

Twitch have also confirmed that all the leaked information was true, and the leaker says there’s more coming.

The leak came from an anonymous poster on 4Chan message board detailing a huge 125GB torrent of Twitch’s and their commit history in it’s entirity. Commit history is a compiled archive of changes and revisions made to the site.

The post was the work of a hacker that claimed it was designed to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space”.

The massive data leak included;

  • 3 years worth of details regarding creator payouts on Twitch.
  • The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings.”
  • Source code for the mobile, desktop, and video game console Twitch clients.
  • Code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
  • Data on other Twitch properties like IGDB and CurseForge.
  • Twitch’s internal security tools.

What Else Was Leaked?

You will need to change your Twitch account password because that also got leaked.

Another huge leak was an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon Game Studios, codenamed Vapor (get it, Steam, Vapor, they are funny like that).

The unreleased platform integrated most of Twitch’s features and had game-specific support.

The payout leaks detail how much popular streamers like DrLupo, Shroud and Nickmercs earn from the platform (it is in the millions).

Fortunately, the leak does not include what streamers earn outside of the platform, things like merchandise, endorsements, YouTube revenue and external donations.

Despite this, the list shows 81 streamers that earned more than $1 Million from Twitch since August 2019.

The anonymous leaker said that this is only the first part of the content due to be released, although they didn’t specify when they would release the rest.

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