A setup mistake on Amazon’s Twitch resulted in a data leak.
Twitch, Amazon.com Inc.’s (AMZN.O) live streaming e-sports network, blamed a data breach on Wednesday on “some mistake” in server configuration modification and said it was still evaluating the effect.
According to Video Titles Chronicle, which broke the story first, an unidentified hacker claimed to have stolen Twitch data, including information on the company’s source code, customers, and unannounced games.
The almost six-hour outage earlier this week, which stopped the company’s 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and
messaging services was also blame for a “faulty configuration change” caused by a mistake during regular maintenance on the
company’s network of data centers.
Also, The mistake, according to the social media behemoth, was not cause by malevolent behaviour.
There was no evidence that user login details had leaked, according to Twitch. The firm also said that it does not save complete
credit card information.
According to the Video Games Chronicle, the Twitch hacker’s goal was to “promote greater disruption and competition in the online video streaming sector.”
According to the report, around 125GB of data was stolen, including information on Twitch‘s top-paid video game broadcasters since
2019, including a $9.6 million payment to “Dungeons & Dragons” voice actors and $8.4 million to Canadian streamer xQcOW.