Twitch Has Been Hacked, Everyone Change Your Passwords

‘Limited’ credit card information may have been compromised.

Posted By | On 25th, Mar. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605


The popular online video game livestreaming site Twitch has been hacked, the site’s officials reported. Passwords and limited personal information may have been compromised. Twitch has reset user passwords and stream keys as a result of the security breach.

“There may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information,” the service announced today.

“We also recommend that you change your password at any website where you use the same or a similar password,” Twitch said in its update regarding this issue.

The exact information that may have been compromised includes users’ email address, password, “limited credit card information,” the most recent IP address used to access Twitch, and biographical details that Twitch saves.

“While we store passwords in a cryptographically protected form, we believe it’s possible that your password could have been captured in clear text by malicious code when you logged into our site on March 3,” Twitch said in its email to users who had had their details compromised.

While I am personally glad that my own credit card information was not on Twitch servers, my password being compromised is an extremely annoying turn of events. I recommend everyone who uses Twitch to go ahead and change their passwords, just to be safe, and to also change their passwords for any other sites that might use that password (or a variant of it).
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