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TWITCH confirmed the breach which happened on Wednesday, and said it was "working with urgency" to understand the extent of it.
More than 100GB of data was posted online on Wednesday.
The documents appear to show Twitch's top streamers each made millions of dollars from the Amazon-owned company in the past two years.
One streamer confirmed to the BBC that their earnings were "accurate" while a third person closely linked to a high profile player said the details were "about right".
However, Hasan and xQc have both poked some fun at the drama surrounding hacked and leaked Twitch revenue numbers.
Despite this, CriticalRole, xQc, and Summit1g lead the pack of the highest-earning streamers. Hasan makes the list just outside of the top 10.
Read our Twitch hack live blog for the latest updates…
Jarno Niemelä, principal researcher at F-Secure, told us: “This leak is very serious for Twitch, but the question is what effects this will have for the regular Twitch user.
“As password hashes have leaked, all users should change their passwords, and use 2FA if they are not doing so already.
“But as the attacker indicated that they have not yet released all the information, anyone who has been a Twitch user should review all information they have given to Twitch and see if there are any precautions they need to make so that further private information isn’t leaked.
“And while it won’t help in this case as data has already leaked, users should always be cautious on what kind of information they provide to any social media platform.”
Big content creators on the platform should also be concerned if the hack is legitimate.
The leaked documents suggest that streamers like Shroud, Nickmercs and DrLupo have all earned millions of dollars from the streaming service.
A list claiming to contain over 10,000 streamers’ earnings has been revealed and it contains information from August 2019 to October 2021.
Streamer Critical Role tops this list by reportedly earning $9.6million (£7million).
Changing your Twitch password is easy if you use the Password Reset Request tool.
You’ll just need to enter your username and email address and then click a link sent to your email.
You may still want to turn on two-factor authentication so that you also need your phone to access your account.
Go on Twitch and head to Settings.
Then click Security and Privacy and then the Security setting.
Then click Edit Two-Factor Authentication and make sure you’ve got your phone nearby to set up the service.
One streamer confirmed to the BBC that their earnings were “accurate” while a third person closely linked to a high profile player said the details were “about right”.
However, Hasan and xQc have both poked some fun at the drama surrounding hacked and leaked Twitch revenue numbers.
Despite this, CriticalRole, xQc, and Summit1g lead the pack of the highest-earning streamers.
Hasan makes the list just outside of the top 10.
It is understood that years worth or creators payouts have been leaked from Twitch.
Other leaks include source codes for the mobile desktop and video game console clients.
The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings” is also rumoured to have been leaked.
Some Twitter users have been making their way through the 125GB of data available to the public.
One tweeted: "http://Twitch.tv got leaked. Like, the entire website; Source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, refrences to an unreleased steam competitor, payouts, encrypted passwords that kinda thing. Might wana change your passwords."
Another said: "No way this is real. If true everything on twitch including source code and payouts are leaked. Change passwords. I'm hoping addresses aren't part of this."
TWITCH has reportedly been hacked by an anonymous cybercriminal who has posted a huge amount of information online.
The leak apparently includes payout reports from 2019 and users are worried that passwords have also been leaked.
According to VGC, the supposedly stolen information has been posted on 4chan.
Big content creators on the platform should also be concerned if the hack is legitimate.
The leaked documents suggest that streamers like Shroud, Nickmercs and DrLupo have all earned millions of dollars from the streaming service.
A list claiming to contain over 10,000 streamers’ earnings has been revealed and it contains information from August 2019 to October 2021.
Streamer Critical Role tops this list by reportedly earning $9.6million (£7million).
Jarno Niemelä, principal researcher at F-Secure, told us: "This leak is very serious for Twitch, but the question is what effects this will have for the regular Twitch user.
"As password hashes have leaked, all users should change their passwords, and use 2FA if they are not doing so already.
"But as the attacker indicated that they have not yet released all the information, anyone who has been a Twitch user should review all information they have given to Twitch and see if there are any precautions they need to make so that further private information isn’t leaked.
"And while it won’t help in this case as data has already leaked, users should always be cautious on what kind of information they provide to any social media platform."
Changing your Twitch password is easy if you use the Password Reset Request tool.
You'll just need to enter your username and email address and then click a link sent to your email.
You may still want to turn on two-factor authentication so that you also need your phone to access your account.
Go on Twitch and head to Settings.
Then click Security and Privacy and then the Security setting.
Then click Edit Two-Factor Authentication and make sure you've got your phone nearby to set up the service.
According to VGC, the supposedly stolen information has been posted on 4chan.
That’s an anonymous bulletin board website where anyone can post information.
The anonymous post states: “Twitch is an American video live streaming service that focuses on video game live streaming, including broadcasts of
esports competitions, operated by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc.
“Their community is also a disgusting toxic cesspool, so to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space, we have completely pwned them, and in part one, are releasing the source code from almost 6,000 internal Git repositories.”
Twitch is a live-streaming platform where users are able to stream what they are doing in real-time.
Twitch streamers can "broadcast" their gameplay or activity by sharing their screens with subscribers or fans who can hear and watch them play live.
Typically gamers use Twitch to show other users tricks and tips on how to complete levels.
However, Twitch can be used by anyone interested in lifestyle casting about subjects like music or food.
It's easy – you just need to set up an account on the Sign Up page on the Twitch website.
All you need is your email address and date of birth.
You can sign up here.
Twitch users are being advised to update their passwords for now until more information about the suspected hack is revealed.
The hacker has said they plan to reveal more information in future leaks.
The leak is said to include entirety of Twitch’s source code with comment history “going back to its early beginnings”.
The leak released was labelled as “part one” which hints that there could potentially be more leaks coming soon.
Currently, Twitch have not yet released a statement on the leak and have not yet informed their users.
Twitch is not available to kids under the age of 13.
Young people between the ages of 13 and 18 are only allowed to use Twitch if their parent or guardian agrees to Twitch's terms of service.
These terms of service can be found here.
Unlike YouTube, Kids Twitch does not provide any parental controls and does not have tools with which parents can limit viewing time.
Twitch streamers who believe their content is inappropriate to kids can enable content warnings.
If parents allow their children to use Twitch there is a PIN function which works as secondary password.
There are also privacy features on accounts that can disable messages and "whispers" from strangers.
A "whisper" is a live-chat with a specific user separate from the global chat where fans chat.
Its creators make money through a mix of paid subscripions, advertising revenue and donations from viewers
Some of the site’s biggest earners make millions every year, largely through sponsorship deals with big brands
Twitch is worth an estimated £3billion.
Some Twitter users have been making their way through the 125GB of data available to the public.
One tweeted: “http://Twitch.tv got leaked. Like, the entire website; Source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, refrences to an unreleased steam competitor, payouts, encrypted passwords that kinda thing. Might wana change your passwords.”
Another said: “No way this is real. If true everything on twitch including source code and payouts are leaked. Change passwords. I’m hoping addresses aren’t part of this.”
The leak released was labelled as “part one” which hints that there could potentially be more leaks coming soon.
Currently, Twitch have not yet released a statement on the leak and have not yet informed their users.
It’s easy – you just need to set up an account on the Sign Up page on the Twitch website.
All you need is your email address and date of birth.
You can sign up here.
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The term ‘how to delete Instagram account” receiving a quarter of a million searches each month, which equates to over 3.6 million a year.
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It is understood that years worth or creators payouts have been leaked from Twitch.
Other leaks include source codes for the mobile desktop and video game console clients.
The entirety of twitch.tv, “with commit history going back to its early beginnings” is also rumoured to have been leaked.
Jarno Niemelä, principal researcher at F-Secure, told us: “This leak is very serious for Twitch, but the question is what effects this will have for the regular Twitch user.
“As password hashes have leaked, all users should change their passwords, and use 2FA if they are not doing so already.
“But as the attacker indicated that they have not yet released all the information, anyone who has been a Twitch user should review all information they have given to Twitch and see if there are any precautions they need to make so that further private information isn’t leaked.
“And while it won’t help in this case as data has already leaked, users should always be cautious on what kind of information they provide to any social media platform.”
One streamer confirmed to the BBC that their earnings were “accurate” while a third person closely linked to a high profile player said the details were “about right”.
However, Hasan and xQc have both poked some fun at the drama surrounding hacked and leaked Twitch revenue numbers.
Despite this, CriticalRole, xQc, and Summit1g lead the pack of the highest-earning streamers.
Hasan makes the list just outside of the top 10.
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