Twitch data breach resulted from server configuration error

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Twitch Data Breach took place a couple of days ago when an anonymous hacker published a torrent file with 125 GB worth of data on the 4chan messaging board.

As reported by,’s live streaming e-sports platform, Twitch, was a victim of a massive data breach where the company reportedly was hacked in its entirety.

As per the latest update from Twitch, the company believes an erroneous server configuration change lets unauthorized individual(s) access and leak sensitive data.

“We have learned that some data was exposed to the internet due to an error in a Twitch server configuration change that was subsequently accessed by a malicious third party. Our teams are working with urgency to investigate the incident,” Twitch said in a blog post.

About the Leak

On Wednesday, an anonymous hacker posted a 125 GB torrent on the 4chan messaging board. The torrent contained leaked data, including:

Twitch source code for

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