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Twitch has confirmed a significant data breach

In a statement released on Wednesday, Twitch confirmed that the game streaming service had suffered a significant data breach.

Twitch, which is owned by Amazon, announced on Twitter that it had discovered a security breach. "Our teams are working around the clock to determine the scope of the situation."

Following reports that an anonymous individual had posted more than 120 gigabytes of Twitch data on the online forum 4chan, including what they claimed was the platform's source code and information on how much top streamers on the service are paid, the company issued its statement. The breach was discovered by the website Video Games Chronicle, which was the first to report it.

Despite the fact that CNN was unable to independently verify details of the breach, some live streamers indicated on Twitter Wednesday that the earnings revealed as a result of the breach were accurate.

In the words of Bob Rudis, chief data scientist at the cybersecurity firm Rapid7, "What happened to Twitch can happen to almost any organization, though their particular service niche likely made them a higher priority target for some groups."

Twitch, which was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014, is one of the most popular game streaming platforms, with millions of streamers and tens of millions of users. Twitch was acquired by Amazon for $970 million in 2014.

Twitch is the home of some of the world's most popular streamers, including Ninja, who signed a multi-year deal with the company last year after becoming a household name.

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