Amazon’s Twitch hit by data breach

Twitch, a live-streaming platform for video gamers, has suffered a data breach, the Amazon.com Inc-owned company said on Wednesday, without providing further details.

“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,” the company said on Twitter.

An anonymous hacker has claimed to have leaked Twitch’s entire source code and user payout information, according to video game news platform Video Games Chronicle, which first reported the news of the hack.

The motive for the hacker’s leak was to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space,” the report added.

“Twitch leak is real. Includes the significant amount of personal data,” cyber security expert Kevin Beaumont said on Twitter.

Twitch and its parent Amazon were not immediately available for comment.

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