Hacker breaches Amazon's Twitch video site, exposing future product plans

Amazon's Twitch video streaming service was breached Wednesday, revealing details about payments to content creators as well as a product that Amazon Game Studios has yet to release.
An anonymous hacker claimed they were publishing the information to "foster further disruption and competition" in online video streaming. He also called Twitch a "disgusting toxic wastebasket" in a post to an anonymous message board known as 4chan.

Twitch confirmed that the hack was carried out in a tweet but didn't provide any details about the extent or what data was obtained.

The company tweeted that "We can confirm that a breach occurred." "Our teams are working quickly to determine the extent of this. We will notify the community when more information becomes available. We appreciate your patience.

According to 4chan, the hacker stole more than 125 gigabytes worth of data. According to the 4chan post, the data also included Twitch's source codes and mentions of Amazon Game Studio plans to launch an internet store for computer games. This would be a challenge to industry leader Steam.

Amazon Game Studios representatives did not respond to our request for comment.

Amazon purchased Twitch in 2014 for nearly $1 billion. The site focuses primarily on video and live streams for gamers.

This report was contributed by Eamon Javers, CNBC.