Twitch hacked – passwords, usernames and phone numbers leaked

Recently the video game streaming service now owned by Amazon was hacked. Twitch told its users that phone numbers, names and passwords were some of the information to have been leaked.  No credit information was released in the attack due to these services not directly being controlled by the platform.

In an email Twitch announced:

“We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorised 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.”

Original news source: BBC.co.uk
Image source: Twitch

James Stevenson

Im a Cyber Security enthusiast that loves all things to do with technology. I'm specifically interested in cyber security and ethical hacking.

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