The streaming platform Twitch was hacked last week, with tons of classified data being released. Even streamers have published these on their own platform – with consequences.
Several streamers have been banned from Twitch for posting details of last week’s hacker attack.
125 GB of data was stolen in this attack.
Some of these have already been published. The payroll of the top streamers was leaked.
Of course, the Twitch leak is also a big topic on your own platform. That is why users are banned for up to 30 days if they talk about secret data.
The streaming platform Twitch, bought by Amazon, was hacked last week. Around 125 GB of data was stolen by an anonymous hacker. Among other things, the data set contains information about streamers – for example how much they earn on Twitch. Such data naturally stimulate discussion and so the leak is talked about on the platform.
After all, everyone wants to know how much their work colleagues and the boss earn. So there is also a little gossip at other jobs in New German. This is exactly what happens on Twitch. However, the Amazon subsidiary does not enjoy such discussions at all. She would like best that the stolen data is not talked about at all and takes action with all severity.
Various streamers have already been banned for up to a month because they discussed the salaries of other streamers and criticized the platform. That is the assumption of the stream ends, because Twitch has not officially commented on it. It is noticeable, however, that it is precisely the channels that have spoken about this topic that are being banned.
Much material still unpublished
The most popular German streamer MontanaBlack has earned over 2.5 million US dollars in the last two years, if you can believe the leak. The anonymous hacker has also allegedly found evidence that Twitch is planning a competitor product to the gaming platform Steam and there is allegedly a list of streamers – who, no matter what they do – must not be banned. That also makes for a lot of talking point.
The future remains exciting, because the anonymous hacker has apparently not yet published a lot of material, including more details, such as the home addresses of the streamers. So it will be exciting to see how Twitch will react, and the question remains whether the Twitch leak really led to so many people being banned.
The reason for the hack was that the hacker wanted to damage the platform. Because one does not agree with how the platform has developed. Among other things, the demand was made to show less bare skin and more e-sports and gaming content.
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