Twitch reportedly hacked amid massive data breach

Twitch appeared to be hacked again Friday on morning, as images of Jeff Bezos appeared across the site, two days after a massive data leak from the Amazon-owned streaming service.

Twitch users began to report at 5 am that banner icons of numerous video games were changed to the same close-up photo of a surprised Bezos.

The issue was resolved a few hours later, and the company has not yet responded to a request for comment from Forbes.

This is the latest in a series of unfortunate events for Twitch, which was hacked Wednesday, revealing sensitive company information such as its source code, streamer earnings and future plans.

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It is unclear whether the two incidents are related, though the source code breach may have made the Bezos graffiti easier.

Twitch isn’t the only technology company that has had a bad week. Facebook and its popular Instagram and WhatsApp services went offline for five hours Monday, resulting in approximately $65 million in lost revenue. Unlike Twitch, Facebook’s issues were due to internal router problems, not hackers.

The Twitch breach revealed that its top-earning streamer, Dungeon & Dragons group CriticalRole, earned $9.6 million from the service between August 2019 and October 2021.

Source: Forbes

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