Twitch confirms that passwords weren’t exposed in massive data breach
Twitch has reportedly announced that passwords weren’t exposed in last week’s major data breach.
In an update to its webpage about the security incident the company said: “Twitch passwords have not been exposed. We are also confident that systems that store Twitch login credentials, which are hashed with bcrypt, were not accessed, nor were full credit card numbers or ACH / bank information.”
Last week, what appeared to be leaked source code for Twitch hit the web, and in Friday’s update, Twitch confirmed that was the case.
Twich said: “The exposed data primarily contained documents from Twitch’s source code repository, as well as a subset of creator payout data.”
Twitch claims that the information exposed only affected a small fraction of users, and the customer impact is minimal, and it says it is following up directly with those who were affected.
On Thursday, Vice reported on another massive hack that happened in 2014. In Friday’s update, Twitch said it has taken steps to further secure our service.