Hackers managed to deface Twitch for a few hours this Friday morning, replacing a series of background images of games with photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Users reported seeing images of Bezos in listings for GTA V, Dota 2, Smite, Minecraft, Apex Legends and many more on the Amazon-owned service.
It's still unclear how the background images were changed or if this latest incident was helped by a major security breach at Twitch earlier this week. Hackers were able to exploit a server misconfiguration and steal hundreds of gigabytes of information. Twitch is still investigating the breach and so far, a large amount of information regarding the site's source code, unreleased projects, and even how much the main streamers earn has all been stolen, with the hackers having all of that information stored.
At least one former Twitch employee has warned that attackers can now see the shortcuts and APIs for internal Amazon services thanks to this attack. It's entirely possible that the attack revealed some code that allowed people to easily change the background images on Twitch, or that this was simply a case of cache poisoning.
Twitch relies on different methods to cache images, and they can have issues. Either way, Twitch isn't really having a good week considering the problems that have arisen already this week.
Users on Reddit noticed the defaced images around 5 a.m. ET this morning, with several images showing Bezos' face as a banner behind the games listed in the Twitch directory. Several people have attempted to contact Twitch about this incident, but the company has not responded to any inquiries as of yet.