Twitch has reset every user’s primary stream key following the huge leak it suffered on Wednesday.
In an email sent out to streamers, the company stated: “Out of an abundance of caution, we have reset all stream keys.”
Users will need to go to their Creator Dashboard and choose the Settings menu, then find the Stream sub-menu to find their new stream key.
OBS users who have connected their Twitch account won’t have to do anything either, but OBS users who haven’t connected their account and instead have their stream key manually entered in the software’s settings will need to replace it with the new key.
Twitch states that anyone using other software to stream should check its specific setup instructions to see whether they need to update their stream key manually.
An anonymous hacker leaked the entirety of Twitch on Wednesday, including its source code and user payout information.
The hacker posted a 125GB torrent link to 4chan, stating that the leak was intended to “foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space” because “their community is a disgusting toxic cesspool”.
As well as Twitch’s source code and and information on how much money the company has paid to streamers since August 2019, the leaked data reportedly includes proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services used by Twitch.
Twitch stated earlier today that it hasn’t yet seen evidence that login details were taken, but its decision to reset everyone’s stream key suggests it’s taking no chances.