Twitch may have been hacked, prompting the Twitch security team to reset all users passwords and stream keys. The poker community takes the hit; keeps on streaming.
Jason Somerville’s face is on the front of the Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately, it’s attached to bad news.
Twitch has been hacked.
For some people, namely sponsored pros who are being pestered by their lords and masters, to get online and start streaming for 7-8 hours a day, this is a good thing, but for the vast majority of the poker community, it’s a very, very bad thing.
This is the last thing Twitch needed.
Things were going so well.
They walked into the saloon, clinked their spurs, ordered a drink, and before you knew it they were walking out with an American Poker Award (APA). I don’t even think the horse got time to have a drink.
Then came Jason Somerville.
The leader of a gang called The Run It Up Legion. I mean come on. Who want’s to fuck around with a gang with that name? They sound harder than a Hulk Hogan leg drop.
Next came the Global Poker Masters (GPM). The first version of a World Cup of Poker streamed on Twitch. It was all so very different, apart from the Brits getting knocked out first. Italy won by the way. Not that anyone cares anymore.
Twitch got hacked!
Well, they think they did.
In an e-mail sent to Twitch account users, they had this to say.
“We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information.
“For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube. As a result, you will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt to log into your Twitch account.
“We also recommend that you change your password at any website where you use the same or a similar password. We will communicate directly with affected users with additional details.”
I wasn’t happy.
I had to change my password.
And I loved having ‘password’ as my password. It was so easy to remember. I tried ‘1234’ and ‘qwerty’ but Twitch said those would be too easy to crack. These fuckers are fiendish. Does anyone know where Sheldon Adelson was last night?
PokerStars gets hacked.
Trees get hacked.
Life goes on.
So will Twitch, and the domination of poker minds all around the world.