06 Oct 2021 2:29 PM +00:00

Twitch Reportedly Suffers Major Leak, Revealing Source Code and User Payouts

An anonymous hacker has reportedly leaked Twitch's entire database. Posting a 128GB torrent on 4Chan, that's said to include the streaming platform's source code, user payout information and potentially revealed Amazon's unreleased Steam competitor, Vapor.

According to this anonymous user, their intention was to "foster more disruption and competition" in online video streaming, saying Twitch's community is a "disgusting toxic cesspool." Due to the nature of this information, we won't be linking to the source directly.

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Twitch Reportedly Suffers Major Leak, Revealing Source Code and Unreleased Steam Competitor

As outlined in the thread below, there's more. This leak also includes the mobile/desktop/console Twitch clients, Twitch's own proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services, IGDB + CurseForge data, encrypted passwords and more.

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This torrent reportedly includes code for Vapeworld, an unreleased chat software by Amazon. Within, further details about Amazon’s unreleased Steam competitor - codenamed Vapor - could be found, which allegedly integrates Twitch's features into a new gaming store.

Finally, this leak also revealed details on how much Twitch's top streamers are being paid out, some taking in millions of dollars between August 2019 until October 2021. We'll keep you informed as we learn more.

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Update - October 6th, 2021: 11:50am BST

VGC has reported they've contacted sources at Twitch, who've separately confirmed this leak is real. As part of their own story, VGC advised that Twitch's data was obtained on October 4th, 2021, stating:

One anonymous company source told VGC that the leaked data is legitimate, including the source code for the Amazon-owned streaming platform. Internally, Twitch is aware of the breach, the source said, and it’s believed that the data was obtained as recently as Monday.

We'll continue to update this breaking story as further details emerge.