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Short News: Twitch.tv breach


Twitch.tv, the live streaming platform now owned by Amazon.com, might have suffered a data breach. In a short blog post on the Twitch Blog, they state that

[…] there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information […] – Twitch Blog

They’ve disconnected all associated twitter and steam accounts and forced a password change on everyone. Unfortunately, the Twitch Blog Post does not cover any technical details.

Update 1: Here is the email which Twitch sent out to accounts “affected”. I honestly believe they just sent this to everyone:

We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some of your Twitch user account information, including possibly your Twitch username and associated email address, your password (which was cryptographically protected), the last IP address you logged in from, and any of the following if you provided it to us: first and last name, phone number, address, and date of birth.

For your protection, we have expired your password and stream keys. In addition, if you had connected your account to Twitter or YouTube, we have terminated this connection.

You will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt to log into your Twitch account. If applicable, you will also need to re-connect your account to Twitter and YouTube, and re-authenticate through Facebook, once you change your password. We also recommend that you change your password at any other website where you use the same or a similar password.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

The Twitch Team


Got further information? Is your account affected? Let us know in the comments below.