No passwords were leaked, Twitch states


A data breach at the beginning of October on the streaming platform Twitch did not leak any user passwords. The company writes this in an update on its website on Friday.

The leak came to light on October 6, when a hacker on internet forum 4chan claimed that he had stolen 125 GB of data from Twitch. According to the hacker, these include the source Code of Twitch and payout information of users.

The streaming platform said earlier in a response that information had been leaked. Now the company writes that it was indeed the data that the hacker had already shared.

According to Twitch, only a small number of users have been affected by the leak, although the company does not disclose specific numbers. Victims are notified by Twitch.

“No passwords were leaked,” the company writes. “We are convinced that systems that store Twitch’s login credentials have not been affected.”Passwords are also stored encrypted, Twitch emphasizes. Also, the safe with credit card details or other bank information of users would not be affected.

Twitch has apologized to users. “We have taken steps to further secure our service.”

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