On March 23rd, online video-game streaming service Twitch issued a notice that users accounts may have been hacked.

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    As a result of the hack, Twitch reset of all account passwords and stream keys.

    In an email to users, Twitch explained what has happened and what information was potentially accessed by attackers. This included:

    • Usernames
    • Email addresses
    • Passwords
    • First and last name
    • Phone number
    • Address
    • Date of birth

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    This isn’t the first time that hackers have targeted Twitch and its users. Some of the most well-known streamers were attacked as far back as 2013.

    Choosing a new strong password

    For the millions of Twitch users, the challenge remains to pick a secure and strong new password for their Twitch account. It’s important to create a new password for any account that shares the same username/password combination as their Twitch account.

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