Hundreds of gigabytes have been exposed online. Twitch suffered a massive computer attack. This big data hack is, according to the American firm, a server configuration error. This cybersecurity issue suffers badly when the reputation of this Amazon subsidiary has already been tarnished by a case of racist abuse.
“We noticed that data was exposed on the internet due to a configuration error on the Twitch server, which was exploited by a malicious third party.“, explained the leader in streaming video games on his site.
“As an extreme measure we reset all broadcast codesTwitch added it to its own post.
On Wednesday, a user on the anonymous 4Chan forum posted a download link for 125 gigabytes of computer data allegedly stolen from Twitch.
The loot includes Twitch’s source code, revenue information from thousands of streamers, and information about a video game distribution service under development by Amazon Game Studios, according to the trade press research.
“At this point, we have no sign of any identifiers appearing. we continue to research” stated the platform, which also points out that credit card numbers are not stored on its server and thus are not disclosed.
“Streamers will be concerned about their earnings being made public as they depend on donations from their fans.“James Chappell, co-founder of Digital Shadows, a cybersecurity company, commented.
With over 800,000 fans, CriticalRole earned more than $9 million between August 2019 and October 2021, according to data posted on Twitter.
Twitch is owned by tech giant Amazon, which largely dominates the global cloud industry and provides remote access to IT services over the Internet.
The company claims that it receives more than 30 million visitors per day, predominantly influenced by live streams of video game games, commented on by gamers or creators.
The streaming service has suffered a wave of racist and homophobic abuse, consisting of “hate raids” for months (“hate raids“), against certain creators, particularly people of color or the LGBTQ community. These victims have taken action and the community has taken action but is struggling to stop the phenomenon.
Twitch complained a month ago about two users from Europe on the platform that it said were able to manage and manage multiple accounts under different identities.create thousands of bots in minutes“to harass their victims.