Amazon.com’s Twitch Reports Suspected HackSpencer Soper
Amazon.com Inc.’s video game streaming site Twitch Interactive Inc. is requiring users to reset their passwords following a suspected hack that may have compromised credit card and other personal information for an undisclosed number of users.
The company posted a general warning on its website Monday, telling users “there may have been unauthorized access” to some accounts. Twitch encouraged players to change similar passwords on other sites.
Twitch, an online forum that lets users discuss gaming and watch others while they play, hosts 100 million monthly unique viewers, according to its 2014 report released in January.
Further details about the extent of the suspected breach weren’t disclosed. The company said it would reach out directly to affected users.
Some Twitch users received an e-mail from the company informing them that “limited credit card information,” as well as names, phone numbers, addresses and dates of birth may have been accessed, according to VentureBeat, which obtained copies of the e-mail from two users.
Twitch, through spokesman Matthew DiPietro, declined to comment beyond the general warning on its website.
Amazon agreed to purchase Twitch for $970 million in August.
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