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Twitch resets account passwords after hack

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    Users of the popular game streaming service Twitch were told they'd have to reset their stream keys and reset their passwords on Monday, after the San Francisco-based startup reported unauthorized access on some accounts.

    The post-hack warning appeared two hours after the website and service went offline for maintenance Monday afternoon. Once services were restored, some users reported login problems. The company posted the warning less than an hour later.

    The post didn't reference any indicators, so how the incident occurred remains a mystery. It's also unknown how many accounts were impacted, as Twitch says that affected users will be contacted directly. At last check, some 55 million accounts had been registered on the service, which was purchased by Amazon last year for $970 million.

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