An anonymous hacker claimed to have leaked Twitch data, including information related to the company’s source code, clients and unreleased games, according to Video Games Chronicle, which first reported the news.
The Twitch hacker’s motive was to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space, the report said.
About 125GB of data was leaked, including information on Twitch’s highest paid video game streamers since 2019, such as a $9.6 million payout to the voice actors of popular game “Dungeons & Dragons” and $8.4 million to Canadian streamer xQcOW, the report added.
Obviously, Amazon denied the hacker’s claims and said “an error in server configuration” caused the disruption. After the recent outage, Facebook also blamed a “faulty configuration change” due to an error during routine maintenance. Facebook maintains that the error was not due to any malicious activity.