A rising number of streamers on Twitch claims that their payouts were stolen from the website after hackers gain access to their accounts and redirected payments to a new PayPal account. Twitch says it is unable to recall payments. For the first time we experience the after effects of the Mega Twitch Leak?
The first case of this stolen payment issue was reported by Killadelphia, a partner streamer with almost 10,000 followers. Killadelphia explained that someone had logged in and the payment information had changed, which led to his revenue from the platform, such as subscriptions, advertising revenue and bits, to another PayPal account instead of his own.
When he turned to Twitch, he received the following answer: After an investigation, it seems that the payout was sent to the selected payout method. The Twitch Support is unable to recall payouts that have been successfully paid / unwound or to issue again.
Killadelphia No single case – other streamers were rigid
Since the revelations of Killadelphia, a handful of streamer has complained about very similar situations. Xsophiesophie, Dakillzor and Elitejonas1 all publicly declared that their payout method has been changed to another account as their own.
Someone has gained access to my account, changed my payout of transfer to PayPal and added his own PayPal, said Dakillzor.
In an answer to Xsophiesophie, Twitch said that there is no way to undo this transaction . It has also been recommended to create a new password and ensure that the two-factor authentication (2fa) is up to date. The streamer says that 2fA was activated and still is, but the payment method is still changed.
Twitch concludes that the best thing you can do is to take all precautions to prevent other compromised situations, but does not indicate how these measures would look like.
EliteJonas1 reports that he completed $ 347 of his payment and sent to another PayPal account. The Twitch Support also advised here to change passwords and activate 2-factor authentication.
After effects of the mega-leak?
After the mega-twitch-leak, in which all data included the source code of the page and Amazon developer tools were laughed, it was a short time later from Twitch that passwords were not hacked. The Stream Keys were automatically reset from Twitch. That several streamer problems with their PayPal accounts in conjunction with Twitch payouts should therefore be a random coincidence. Of course, if there are developments in this matter, we will keep you up to date.
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