League of Legends: Hackers steal source code and demand ransom

After the massive hacking of GTA 6 and Rockstar’s servers, it’s Riot Games’ turn to fall victim to a new attack. As the studio explained in a lengthy thread on Twitter, a hackingGet the source codes of League of Legends, Teamfight Tactic and the American video game giant’s anti-cheat platform.

Riot Games assures that no player data has been compromised

According to Riot’s statements, this cyber-attack took place on January 20 and is likely, the hacker could have managed to obtain this sensitive data through social engineering. In other words, the attacker used different schemes to approach a Riot Games employee who had access to the studio’s systems. Social engineering attacks are commonplace. This technique led to the hacking of Cyberpunk 2077 as well as GTA 6 in February 2021.

According to Riot Games, No personal player or account data was compromised in this attack. Still, the studio states that the game’s two source codes contain experimental features (in the prototype stage) that could see the light of day in the two titles.

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Anti-cheat concerns

In addition to fears that these new features will eventually make their way to the web, major concerns are with the source code of Riot’s anti-cheat software. Because, development teams are afraid of new cheats being revealed.Since the attack, we’ve been working to assess its impact on antiheat and be ready to deploy fixes as soon as possible if needed.” Indicates the studio on Twitter.

Of course, Riot Games’ IT security department is currently collaborating with consultants and officials to investigate the attack and its perpetrators. in social network, The American company announced that a full report will be published soon to elaborateThe attacker’s techniques, areas where Riot’s security checks failed, and the steps it plans to take to prevent that from happening.”

note this players are already feeling the consequences of this attack. As I write these lines, servers for all games Stamped Riot, whether it’s League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics or Valorant offline (and this is since 17:00 on Tuesday 24 January 2023). Also, the distribution of the next major LOL and TFT updates has been delayed to February 8, 2023.

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