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Twitch source code allegedly leaked: Passwords, financial data, streamer payouts, and more revealed

The Twitch leak has revealed sensitive details like passwords and streamer payouts (Image via Sportskeeda)
The Twitch leak has revealed sensitive details like passwords and streamer payouts (Image via Sportskeeda)
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2021 isn't turning out to be the best year for Twitch. After streamers boycotted the site for a day to protest raging hate-raids, it faces yet another problem.

According to Sinoc on Twitter, Twitch's entire website has apparently been leaked online.

Twitch.tv got leaked. Like, the entire website; Source code with comments for the website and various console/phone versions, refrences to an unreleased steam competitor, payouts, encrypted passwords that kinda thing. Might wana change your passwords.

The Twitch leak has apparently exposed several crucial details like source codes for the website and its phone and console versions. However, on a more sensitive note, it has revealed payouts for many prominent streamers on the website, like xQc, Amouranth, Pokimane, and Sykkuno.

Passwords have also been leaked.


Twitch leak reveals payouts for many streamers since September 2019

The claimed Twitch leak revealed how much money several big streamers are making before tax deduction, and the numbers are truly shocking.

some madlad did post streamer revenue numbers tho incase you wana know how much bank they're making before taxes https://t.co/rqJbYKPRPP

The Twitter user even explained what the two columns stood for:

@Aussie_Legend name, ID (internal reference number for stuff) and cash between september 2019 to now-ish

According to the data provided, xQc has made the highest amount from the Amazon-owned streaming platform since September 2019. The Canadian streamer has earned an 8-figure revenue over the last two years.

In fact, according to sources, xQc has earned the highest that any streamer has made in September 2021. The former overwatch pro made a staggering $750K in September.

Twitch has just had a major leak of a lot of stuff including their monthly payouts to streamers.Here are some of the notables (note: this total is just their payout directly from twitch, so it doesn't include donations, sponsors, merch, etc.) https://t.co/wDG0JkJuCx

According to the source, no other streamer has earned an amount that is even close to xQc. Hasanabi, Summit1g, loltyler1, and mizkif are some of the highest-earning Twitch streamers after xQc.

Surprisingly, Pokimane has earned just over $38K, shocking for a streamer of her stature.

@KnowS0mething The only thing I’m surprised by is Pokimanes payout

Twitch leak also reveals unknown Steam competitor

Amidst the sensitive content allegedly revealed in the Twitch leak, several leaked files hinted at an unnamed Steam competitor for Twitch, later told to be codenamed Vapor.

Grabbed Vapor, the codename for Amazon's Steam competitor. Seems to intigrate most of Twitch's features as well as a bunch of game specific support like fortnite and pubg.Also includes some Unity code for a game called Vapeworld, which I assume is some sort of VR chat thing. https://t.co/4KeeEOspyQ

The files also included codes for a game called Vapeworld. There are several details in the game files, such as maps and emotes.

Some Vapeworld assets, including some 3d emotes with specular and albedo mapsI don't have whatever version of unity installed that they used, so I'm limited in what assets i can get caps of with stuff like blener and renderdoc.There's custom unity plugins in here for devs too. https://t.co/6y4woQDcst

The details revealed in the apparent Twitch leak have dealt a severe blow to the platform, as it shows a lot of sensitive information that could possibly affect the streamers on the platform. Furthermore, it makes the site more vulnerable, as this leak can be considered a breach of privacy.

This Twitch leak, if it's actually legit, is fucking huge.120GB of data from the last two years, including details of AGS developing a Steam competitor and earnings of all streamers on the platform. Pretty fucking nuts numbers in there.

This leak could not have happened at a worse time for Twitch, as the company is already under critical scrutiny from fans and streamers. Be it its feeble attempts at combatting hate-raids or the introduction of the new Boost this Stream feature, it seems like Twitch cannot do anything right as of now.

The Twitch leak might just act as the final nail in the coffin for the purple platform.


Edited by Ravi Iyer
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