Oct 15 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc-owned Twitch said
on Friday that last week's data breach at the live streaming
e-sports platform contained documents from its source code.
Passwords, login credentials, full credit card numbers and
bank details of users were not accessed or exposed in the
breach, Twitch said in a statement.
The platform, which is used by video gamers for interacting
with users while live streaming content, had blamed https://www.reuters.com/technology/amazons-twitch-hit-by-data-breach-2021-10-06
the breach on an error in the server configuration change.
Server configuration changes are performed during server
maintenance. A faulty configuration can expose the data stored
in the servers to unauthorized access.
Twitch said it was "confident" the incident affected only a
small number of users and that it was contacting those who had
been directly impacted. The platform has more than 30 million
average daily visitors.
Video Games Chronicle had reported that about 125 gigabytes
of data was leaked in the breach, including details on Twitch's
highest-paid video game streamers since 2019.
(Reporting by Chavi Mehta and Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Editing
by Aditya Soni)