Twitch confirms “a breach has taken place”

Earlier today, word of a massive leak from Twitch began to circulate the internet, which claims to include information on creator earnings, unannounced projects in the works at Twitch at Amazon Game Studios, and development code going back to the early days of Twitch. Representatives of the streaming service have confirmed that a breach has taken place, but has not yet confirmed the extent of the leaked information.

“We can confirm a breach has taken place,” a statement on the Twitch Twitter account says. “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.” We separately reached out to Twitch for additional information, but did not receive an immediate response.

VGC reports that an anonymous source at Twitch has confirmed that the information contained in the leaks is, indeed, legitimate. Passwords may be among the compromised data, so you’ll probably want to change yours and enable two-factor authentication on your account.

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