Individuals linked to alleged Twitch Turkish money laundering ring arrested

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

40 were detained following wide investigation sparked by last year’s creator payout information leak

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Last week Turkish police apprehended 40 individuals allegedly connected to a Twitch money laundering scheme.

As reported by The Washington Post, this was sparked by October 2021’s Twitch data hack which revealed sensitive information including the details of creators’ payout.

Attention was drawn to Turkish streamers with small channel viewership cashing out larger sums of money, the most being nearly $2000 per day.

The scheme was brought to the attention of the government in November after popular Turkish Twitch streamers called for wider investigations.

The report says

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