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Twitch says no password or credit card information was disclosed in recent data breach


According to a recent blog post on Twitch, no password, login or credit card information was exposed during the recent data breach.

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The consequences of the enormous Tic A data breach that led to 125 GB of data being removed from the platform’s servers and posted to the web continues to occur for viewers, streamers, and platform employees. However, the exact repercussions are still becoming clear, especially for those who make a living on Twitch. Recently, Twitch announced on its blog that passwords, Twitch login credentials, full credit card numbers, and ACH / bank details were not disclosed during the leak.

A lot of sensitive information about Twitch and its streamers was confirmed to be present in the leak, including the earnings of the top 100 streamers, new Steam competitors, a secret “no-ban” list, and a noticeable lack of diversity among the best streamers on the platform. The large amount of data involved can make it hard to believe that the Twitch account and bank credentials were also not disclosed.

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According to the Twitch blog post, most of the documents found in the leak were either from Twitch’s source code repository or from a subset of creator payment data. Twitch claims to have performed a thorough review of the exposed files and reports that only a small percentage of users, such as professional wrestling Twitch streamers, were affected. Apparently the impact on customers as a whole should be minimal, although it looks like some members of the Twitch community need a little more conviction.

It remains to be seen how the massive data leak will affect Twitch in the long run, especially now that Twitch’s “no-bans” list has been revealed. Twitch streamers have been complaining about perceived favoritism and forbidding unpredictability for some time, and now they can have solid evidence for their claims. Twitch previously acknowledged concerns about its security by resetting all streaming keys, which means some streamers may need to manually update their software with the new key in order to stream again.

At the time of writing, it appears that a number of Twitter users still have reservations about Twitch’s assurances that their passwords, login credentials, and banking information are secure. One user noted that the specific wording of the insurance only mentioned full credit card numbers, but even a name and the last four digits of a credit card number could lead to significant fraud issues. It is possible that the salary details of Twitch’s biggest streamers were among the least damaging information shared during the huge Tic data breach.

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