Twitch, the popular videogame streaming site recently acquired by Amazon, is being used to propagate malware that specifically targets Steam users, security firm F-Secure revealed in a blog post Friday. Gullible Steam users are being lured into clicking a malicious link contained in bot-sent raffle invites on Twitch that promise them the opportunity to win such prizes as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive items. On the other side of that link, there is usually a Java program asking for some basic personal info, a congratulatory message, a malicious Windows binary file, and an empty Steam wallet.
Up until now, everyone was expecting Google to purchase Twitch. Rumors had been passed around that Google was going to purchase the video game streaming service for $1 billion. Instead of Google being the one to buy it, Twitch ceo Emmett Shear announced today that Amazon has acquired Twitch. However, Shear didn’t disclose how much Amazon had spent, though speculation is that the price was $1.1 billion.
Copyright infringements results in VODs being muted
Back in May it was rumored that Google was looking to purchase Twitch for $1 billion. While we wait for confirmation on this rumor from either side, Twitch is making some big changes. According to its official blog, Twitch has enabled copyright sweeps and has limited archiving of video content.
Twitch may have turned down a Microsoft offer to join forces with Google's YouTube service
To borrow a line from "The Social Network," a million dollars isn't cool. Do you know what's cool? A billion dollars. There are a lot of cool offers being made in the tech industry, and the latest involves Google reportedly offering to acquire Twitch for $1 billion. Twitch, which is a video game streaming service, is said to be more interested in partnering with Google than Microsoft (which is also interested in Twitch) because of the potential Google's YouTube division brings to the table.