An anonymous user posted a link to a 125GB torrent to 4chan yesterday, containing all of Twitch’s source code, comments going back to its inception and more.
An attacker claims to have ransacked Twitch for everything it’s got, including all of its source code and user-payout information.
According to Video Games Chronicle (VGC), which first reported the assault on the interactive live-streaming service, an anonymous user posted a link to a 125GB torrent to 4chan on Wednesday.
Whoever’s responsible for gutting the service that’s near and dear to gamers’ hearts rationalized it by saying that the Twitch community needs to have the wind knocked out of its lungs. They called the leak a means to “foster more disruption and competition in the online-video streaming space,” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool.”
S/he’s not all wrong, by Twitch’s own admission.
We’ve seen a lot of conversation about botting, hate raids, and other forms of harassment targeting marginalized creators. You’re asking us to do better, and we know we need to do more to address