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Photo: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A hacker has released a 125-GB torrent containing streaming platform Twitch's source codes and user payouts.

Driving the news: The leak, first reported by VGC, appears to be from a 4chan poster who released a torrent file to the message board.

That drop includes:

  • Source code for the Amazon-owned company with comment history, as well as source code for the desktop, mobile and console clients.
  • Information for creator payouts dating from 2019.
  • An unreleased Steam competitor by Amazon Game Studios.
  • Code related to proprietary SDKs and internal AWS services the company uses.
  • Internal company security tools.

The Verge reports that part of the leak includes code "as recent as this week."

The big picture: The hacker called it an effort to "foster more disruption and competition in the online video streaming space," adding that Twitch's community "is a disgusting toxic cesspool."

  • The company has been in the spotlight in recent months for its inability to fight bad actors on the platform and protect marginalized streamers from coordinated attacks called "hate raids."
  • The leak is apparently labeled as "part one," suggesting that more data could still be released.

Twitch did not reply to a request for comment.

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Children were among up to 17 American Christian missionaries and their relatives kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Saturday, the New York Times first reported.

Details: The missionaries had just left an orphanage and were traveling by bus to the airport to "drop off some members" and were due to travel to another destination when the gang struck in Port-au-Prince, Haitian security officials said, per the NYT.

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Melbourne's stay-at-home orders will end five days earlier than planned, officials in Australia's second-biggest city announced Sunday.

Why it matters: The capital of the state of Victoria has had six lockdowns totaling 262 days since March last year. That means Melbourne's spent longer under lockdowns than "any other city in the world" during the pandemic, Reuters notes.

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A key ally of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was extradited from Cape Verde to the U.S. Saturday to face money laundering charges in Florida, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: Venezuela's government called off negotiations with opposition officials that were scheduled for Sunday in Mexico in response to the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for Maduro. Security forces placed six U.S. oil executives under house arrest later Saturday, per AP.