Twitch Security Breach Reported, Password Change Required (Update)

March 23, 2015Written by Jason Dunning



In an email sent to users (via Eurogamer), Twitch says your card number is safe because they don’t “store or process full credit or debit card information.”

However, the list of what could be compromised includes your username, password, and much more:

[Compromised information may include] your Twitch username and associated email address, your password (which was cryptographically protected), the last IP address you logged in from, limited credit card information (card type, truncated card number and expiration date), and any of the following if you provided it to us: first and last name, phone number, address, and date of birth.

Original Story:

After reports of issues surfaced earlier today, Twitch has announced that there may have been some unauthorized access to some user account information. As a result, you’ll be prompted to change your password the next time you try to log in.

Furthermore, Twitch’s statement on the matter says they’ve disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube:

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.

Have you noticed any problems with Twitch today?

[Source: Twitch]