The Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch, which focuses on video games and e-sports broadcasts, has suffered a massive breach, which the company confirmed via Twitter on Wednesday.
A post on the online forum 4chan indicates that about 128 GB of data was leaked, including source code and user payout information. The 4chan post says the breach was intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space. The post called the Twitch community a “disgusting, toxic cesspool.”
Twitch tweeted on Wednesday morning: “We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.”