Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident

Amazon.com's video game streaming platform Twitch informed users that their accounts may have been hacked.

Twitch told users that it had taken steps to accelerate the expiration of their passwords and stream keys as a precaution, while disconnecting accounts from Twitter and YouTube.

It also recommended that users change their passwords at other sites where similar passwords are used.

Twitch is a multi-channel online network built for people who not only enjoy , but find it entertaining to watch others who might impart tricks and tips for excelling at their favorite games.

E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc. bought Twitch for $970 million in 2014 as part of a move to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.

Twitch said it will communicate directly with affected users, according to the message sent Monday.

Figures from July 2014, just before the Amazon buyout, show that Twitch viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content produced by more than 1 million broadcasters, ranging from individual gamers, pro players, publishers, developers and others.


Explore further

Amazon could be ESPN of video games in Twitch deal

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Citation: Twitch warns users of possible hacking incident (2015, March 24) retrieved 26 June 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-03-twitch-users-hacking-incident.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
16 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more