Twitch Faces Likely Hack—Millions of Gamer Accounts Affected?
Twitch, the massively popular video gameplay-streaming behemoth, has likely been hacked.
The site, which Amazon picked up last year for a cool $970 million, sees a lot of traffic. And we mean a lot of traffic. As of last summer (at the time of the Amazon buy), there were 1 million people streaming their gameplay live via the platform to millions of spectators. Viewers are watching for entertainment, are looking to pick up tricks and tips for their own gaming efforts, or are supporting their friends, favorite pro players, game publishers and developers.