Twitch hackers have defaced several game titles by replacing the temporary background image with images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
The Amazon-owned streaming service has had a difficult week. Twitch was hacked on October 6, revealing everything on the site from source code to top streamers’ earnings, triggering a storm of backlash for some of the site’s top earners.
Just days after the disclosure, hackers have plastered images of Bezos on the backgrounds of a slew of popular games.
Hackers have plastered Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos all over Twitch.
On October 8, Twitch hackers succeeded in making the Jeff Bezos PogChamp emote the background for all game directory header pictures.
For a few hours, Twitch was flooded with photos of the Amazon founder and former CEO, with normal graphics from each game being replaced with a gigantic eyes-wide-open image of Bezos.
It’s unclear whether this attack is a direct result of Twitch’s disclosed code, but given the volume of information made available to the public as a result of that leak, it’s more than probable that the culprits took advantage of it.
GTA 5 was hacked, as seen by the gigantic Bezos eyeballs that loomed over the game for a few hours.
Pokelawls, a Twitch streamer, found the hacked Dota 2 banner image while browsing through Twitch game pages.
For the time being, the Bezos PogChamp photos have been removed, and normalcy has returned to the game directory images. If this breach is the direct result of Twitch’s disclosed code, there could be more to come.