Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
7,247 Reviews & Articles | 52,563 News Posts

Twitch was hacked and some user data may have been compromised

Uh-oh. Twitch was hacked!
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Mar 24, 2015 5:45 pm

Twitch reportedly suffered a cyberattack and some user data may have been breached, and an investigation is currently underway.




The company sent an email to potentially affected users, though did say that debit and credit card payment information is safe. Twitch noted that usernames, passwords, email addresses, physical mailing addresses, phone numbers, and dates of birth could have been accessed in the incident.


"We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information," the company confirmed on its blog. "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."


Related Tags

Got an opinion on this news? Post a comment below!