Twitch has confirmed that they have suffered a major data breach when a hacker accessed the company’s servers.
We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.— Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021
Twitch made a statement admitting that “some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party”
Twitch admits a hacker was able to access data that was mistakenly exposed to the internet “due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party.” The company says it has “no indication that login credentials have been exposed,” and that “full credit card numbers were not exposed.”
They confirmed that user details seemed to be safe at this moment as they “have no indication that login credentials have been exposed”. They also confirmed that as “full credit card numbers are not stored by Twitch” users payment information was not at risk.
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