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Twitch: Changing server settings caused data leaks


Twitch platform released update Regarding the massive hack that appears to have exposed source code, payment numbers, and other information.

The platform said the data was compromised due to an error in changing the setting of the Twitch server, which was later accessed by a third party.

It added that its teams are working urgently to investigate the attack. The Amazon-owned streaming platform said: There is no indication that any login credentials have been exposed. Including passwords.

In addition, full credit card numbers are not stored by us, the company said. So the full credit card numbers are not disclosed.

The platform also indicated that it has reset all broadcast keys Out of great caution, I provided a link to get a new key. Depending on the streaming software you’re using, you may need to manually update the software to start a new broadcast.

She wrote: Twitch Studio, Streamlabs, Xbox, PlayStation and Twitch Mobile App users should not need to take any action for the new switch to work. OBS users who have linked their account via our platform should not need to take any action.

However, if you have not connected your OBS account to the platform, you need to manually copy your broadcast from the Twitch Dashboard and paste it into OBS. For all other software, please refer to the specific setup instructions for the software of your choice.

Twitch blames servers’ error for data leaks

The attackers said they stole the entire Twitch.tv website, including the source code for the platform’s mobile apps, game consoles, and PCs.

They also had access to private SDKs, AWS in-house services, Red Team tools, and more. All of this information can make the platform vulnerable to future attacks by allowing potential hackers to investigate vulnerabilities.

The leak also shows payments in the millions to thousands of big players like xQc, Nickmercs and Shroud. Many confirmed that the numbers are accurate. AndThe platform said the investigation is ongoing. “We are still in the process of understanding the impact in detail,” the company wrote.

Some of the stolen data dates back three years. So there is a possibility that the servers have remained unprotected for some time or the error has left the door open for a few days or weeks.

And hackers are always looking for unprotected online databases or it is possible that someone has reported an internal IT bug to hackers. But making these kinds of mistakes is expensive, especially when you’re a big target like Twitch.

Also read: Twitch source code leaked

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