Twitch Suffers Significant Data Breach

This week we cover the recent Twitch data breach that exposed confidential information and provide tips on how to protect yourself, as well as share seven free tools to improve your stream's production value and engagement.


October 7, 2021

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Twitch Confirms Massive Data Breach

Twitch has suffered a significant data breach. Leaked info includes creator earnings, an unreleased Steam competitor from Amazon, and source code for all of Twitch’s applications.

An anonymous user posted a torrent file on the message board 4chan earlier today describing the download as the entire source code and business data belonging to the Twitch video streaming platform.

Included in the data leak is the entire source code for the website along with its mobile, desktop & console clients; internal services and tools as well as undisclosed projects still in development. Aside from the business-related info is also revenue payout details including Twitch’s Top 100 highest-earning streamers.

Twitch yesterday confirmed the data breach was real with the following tweet:

I would heavily advise that if you have a Twitch account, you immediately go and change your password and enable 2-factor authentication. Twitch has already automatically reset everybody’s stream keys as a precaution.

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7 Free Tools to Improve Your Stream

In my latest video, I’ve shortlisted 7 free tools that will improve your stream’s production value and help you engage your viewers to keep them coming back to your Twitch or YouTube livestreams.

Links to the exact timestamps so you can skip ahead below:

  1. VDO Ninja – Launch all of the applications that you need while streaming and arrange them in specific locations on your second/third monitors.
  2. Media Looper – Send your music, game, and team chat to separate audio devices with one click on your stream deck.
  3. Crossclip – Run tests on your local network and internet connection before going live to make sure you don’t run into issues.
  4. Twitch Creator Goals – Easily start and customize countdown timers for your starting soon scene, or run a counter for anything you want that you can increment easily.
  5. Triggerfyre – Retroactively record the last 2-30 minutes of your camera and stream in full quality to later use in videos for social media.
  6. Free Webcam Masks – Easily see which of the streamers you follow is live and with one press, raid that channel with all of your current viewers.
  7. NOOBS CMDR – Force your webcam into restoring the exact settings you use rather than having to tweak and tinker every stream!

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The founder of Gaming Careers with a borderline unhealthy obsession for cameras, microphones, and all things streaming. He gets mistaken for Stephen Merchant at least 5 times a day.


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