Twitch has warned of “possible unauthorised access” to some user account information on the live-stream gaming networks.
Emails to those potentially affected that their password, email address, user name, home address, phone number and date of birth may have been accessed. Twitch cancelled the password of those who received the email, noting the passwords are encrypted but still could have been accessed.
Twitch said it had expired passwords and stream keys, and disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube to protect the users. In an official blogpost,
Emails are being sent to users saying the following:
'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.
If you haven't already reset your password we strongly recommend it.