Twitch sent emails out to users yesterday informing them that their accounts were accessed without authorization. In other words the site was hacked, and all their users data was compromised. The site has reset password, de-authorized computers, disconnected any social accounts, and reset all the streaming keys. The emails that have gone around say emails, IP addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, and names have all been compromised in the hack.
We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information.
For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube. As a result, you will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt to log into your Twitch account.
We also recommend that you change your password at any website where you use the same or a similar password. We will communicate directly with affected users with additional details.
The Amazon company is struggling to handle the massive security breach. The sites up and running with users streaming to the site. The amount of data accessed is not only alarming, but begs whether Twitch encrypted all their data or stored it in plain text. The details on the hack are slim, but in the coming days we should have more information on what’s been stolen, and who could be responsible for the breach.
If you haven’t changed your password on the site we’d recommend that you do that. Also tell us in the comments below on how you think Twitch has handled this situation.