Amazon’s twitch has been hacked


cIn a post on the company’s official blog, Twitch said: ‘We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorised 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.’

The website additionally said in an email to customers that the information compromised could include usernames, email addresses, passwords and even some limit credit card information, which Twitch described as ‘card type, truncated card number and expiration date’.

However, it added: ‘Twitch does not store or process full credit or debit card information, so your card number is safe.’

The site has so far declined to comment beyond the official blog post.

Commenting on the attack, Mark James, security specialist at ESET said: ‘Gaming sites have always been a lucrative target.

‘Not only do they represent gamers that may use the same login and passwords as similar sites but they also enable the possibility of other electronic goods to be stolen and sold elsewhere, in game items, in game gold.

‘There’s no perfect advice for when your details are stolen but changing your password is certainly one of the best.

‘The very best is to strengthen the importance of having unique passwords for each and every login you have – that way if your password is found it’s useless on another site.’

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