Massive Twitch Leak in October 2021 Explained – What Was Revealed?

by in Entertainment | Oct, 6th 2021

Dropped on 4chan, a massive 128GB Twitch Leak happened in October 2021, and it may be the biggest leak of all time. The entire leak was dropped in a torrent that has been confirmed to exist by a number of sources. Perhaps scariest of all, this is reportedly just “Part One” of the leak, so there’s no telling what else this person has dredged up. There’s always a chance that it could have personal information of streamers, their bank/card information, and worse. That doesn’t appear to be a part of this first leak, but it does contain the creator payouts for all streamers. Here’s what we know so far about the October 2021 Twitch leak.

Why Did This Happen, What Can You Do?

There’s no telling why this really happened, but the 4chan post did make a few statements about the “extremely poggers leak”. Jeff Bezos paid 970 million dollars for Twitch, and this leaker reportedly is just “giving it away for free,” which is evident by the Torrent link. It was also marked with the hashtag #DoBetterTwitch, so it could simply be a person or persons who are frustrated with how Twitch has handled a variety of situations, such as the toxicity of Twitch:

“Their community is also a disgusting toxic cesspool, so to foster more disruption and competition in the online video game streaming space, we have completely pwned them, and in part one, are releasing the source code from almost 6,000 internal Git repositories”

It is incredibly important, no matter what you do on Twitch, to protect yourselves right now. You should go and change your password right away. You also need to make certain you have Two-Factor Authentication, and instructions to do that are here. You also need to go into your settings and update your Stream Key. There’s no telling who has what information right now, so it’s important to be safe and secure. This is an unprecedented leak, and it’s only the first part of it.

What Was Leaked?

 As we have already reported, one of the huge things is, “Creator payouts from 2019 until now. Find out how much your favorite streamer is really making!” and that’s a horrifying thought. On one hand, sure, that huge streamer that does nothing but pitches buying their merch and donations may not need to do that, but this is still a serious violation of privacy. So what exactly was in the Twitch leak of October 2021? The mobile, desktop, and video game console clients for Twitch, and a wealth of proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services that Twitch uses. The entirety of is also there, with commit history going back to the early days. It also contains every property that Twitch owns – including IGDB and CurseForge. An unreleased Steam competitor (Vapor), which likely exists to help bolster their own gaming efforts.


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