Twitch warns users video service may have been compromised

Twitch user data may have been compromised

Amazon-owned video streaming service Twitch warned its users on Monday that there may have been unauthorized access to such data as user names and email addresses.

In a blog post published Monday and an email sent to users, the company, best known for letting people live-stream videogames so others can watch them play, said names, email addresses and the last IP address from which users logged on are among the data potentially exposed by the incident. Home addresses and dates of birth may have also been accessed.

The company did not specify how many people may have been affected, and did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The service attracts on average more than 43 million users a month.

Amazon acquired Twitch in August 2014 for $970 million.

Twitter: @traceylien

Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World