If you thought the CD Projekt Red leak of Cyberpunk 2077 and other source code was bad, get a load of this latest leak.
Twitch just got hacked entirely, and the entirety of its source code, internal repositories, financial payout information and absolutely everything you can think of has been taken and put online in a 128GB torrent over on 4chan.
The anonymous individual or group says, “we have completely pwned them,” and let’s be honest, they’ve well and truly pwned Twitch here. What a massive leak. Some heads are going to roll over in the IT department over this. I am curious how this even happened.
I speculate that they probably use something like GitHub Enterprise and someone found their way into their organisation (maybe someone with high permissions got their details swiped). Either way, this is hands down one of the largest leaks in recent memory.
The anonymous poster writes:
Their community is also a disgusting toxic cesspool, so to foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space
I did have a good laugh at the endnote: Jeff Bezos paid $970 million for this, we’re giving it away FOR FREE.
Most of the people who download this will do it out of curiosity. Not many people out there would take this and make it work for their own needs. So, I doubt we’ll see a bunch of Twitch clones popping up as a result.
What makes this leak even crazier is that the leak isn’t just Twitch source code. It’s any Twitch corresponding application and tool. There is source code for the sites IGDB and CurseForge in there as well.
This is a treasure trove of information and code. Perhaps, one of the most interesting tidbits is the mention of an unreleased Steam competing service from Amazon Game Studios.
And when you thought this leak couldn’t get more disastrous for Amazon, this is only part one. There are other parts to this. If this is only part one, holy moly, what is in part two and possibly other parts beyond that?
If you’re a Twitch user, you might want to change your password and enable two-factor authentication, like right now.