Amazon’s Twitch says the site may have been hacked


In yet another case of high profile hacking, Amazon’s Twitch unit said on Monday that there may (i.e. more than likely) have been unauthorised access to some of its user account information, according to a statement on the live streaming game network’s official blog.

Twitch gaming network hacked

Twitch said that it has already expired passwords and keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect its users. As a result, users of the popular service will be prompted to create a password next time they log into their Twitch account, according to the company’s blog.

Amazon Twitch Game Site

The company’s official statement was:

We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information.

For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube. As a result, you will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt to log into your Twitch account.

We also recommend that you change your password at any website where you use the same or a similar password. We will communicate directly with affected users with additional details.

Amazon bought Twitch Interactive last year for $970 million, beating out a rival bid from Google Inc.

Are you a Twitch users? If so, make sure that you access the service and enter a new password as soon as possible, as well as keeping an eye on your accounts for suspicious activity.

SOURCE: Twitch Blog


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