Urian B., Tech Times 15 October 2021, 10:10 pm
(Photo : Image from Unsplash Website) Twitch Assures Users that No Passwords or Login Credentials Leaked After Massive Hack Expressing That They are 'Confident'
After a recent massive hack on Twitch, the company now expresses that it is "confident" that no user passwords or login credentials were leaked. The massive hack drew headlines while Twitch is investigating what happened.
Twitch Releases Statement on Breach
Twitch has just recently revealed a brand new statement that denies the severity of a breach that took place some time earlier this October 2021. The popular gaming platform reiterated that the recent incident was caused by a certain server configuration change that then allowed improper access by certain unauthorized third party actors.
According to ZDNet, Twitch passwords were not exposed during this breach, even stating that they are "confident" that the systems storing Twitch login credentials, which are reportedly hashed with bcrypt, were not accessed by the hackers. The company notes that neither were the full credit card numbers or other ACH/bank information were accessed.
Twitch Shares Review of Exposed Files
The company noted that exposed data actually mainly contained documents from Twitch's very own source code repository and a subset of other creator payout data. The company shares that they have undergone a thorough review of the information that was included in the exposed files.
Twitch says that they are confident that it was only able to affect a small fraction of users and that the customer impact ..
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