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Important Notice About Twitch Accounts

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The official Twitch support site has been updated and their social media accounts have been actively reaching out to users to notify streamers that unauthorized access to Twitch user information may have occurred. All users have had their passwords and stream keys expired, as well as been disconnected from social media (Twitter and YouTube) accounts.

 

The post goes on to indicate that Twitch will communicate directly with 'affected users' with additional details. However, as with any issue where a security breach on a major site occurs, security experts (and most commentators online) will strongly recommend resetting all of your Twitch details, the details of your linked accounts, and any accounts or details online that used similar usernames/passwords/etc.

 

Twitch's original announcement is available online, including their edits regarding password security requirements.

 

VentureBeat also got a copy of the e-mail that was sent to affected users, which you can see here. The relevant text follows:

 

We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some of your Twitch user account information, including possibly your Twitch username and associated email address, your password, the last IP address you logged in from, limited credit card information (card type, truncated card number and expiration date), and any of the following if you provided it to us: first and last name, phone number, address, and date of birth.

 
PLEASE NOTE: Twitch does not store or process full credit or debit card information, so your card number is safe.
 
While we store passwords in a cryptographically protected form, we believe it’s possible that your password could have been captured in clear text by malicious code when you logged into our site on March 3rd.

 

As many Blizzard gamers utilize Twitch streaming services, we recommend you update your Twitch account as soon as possible.

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Was wondering why I had been asked to reset my password.

 

I noticed when resetting my password the criteria for a "strong password" was pretty high.  All my "normal" passwords were so-called "weak"

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