'League of Legends' source code hacked

‘League of Legends’ source code hacked

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Source: Riot Games

The popular MOBA developed by Riot Games League of Legends has attracted millions of players since its launch in 2009. The free-to-play game seems to be growing in popularity with age, but that popularity may have turned into a target. Earlier this month, Riot Games announced that their game was affected by a cyberattack. After a bit of research, the team finally revealed that the League of Legends source code was hacked and leaked by an attacker.

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No personal information was exposed in the hacking of the League of Legends source code.

While the attack exposed a lot of important information, Riot Games said, “We will remain.[s] We are confident that player information has not been compromised. So don’t panic and update your password, but it won’t hurt. Unfortunately, the entire source code of the game appears to have been leaked along with the traditional anti-cheat platform.

Source: Riot Games

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To make matters worse, Riot Games confirmed they received the ransom email (although the team does not negotiate with the hackers). The studio goes on to explain that this hack will likely lead to the creation of new cheats for League of Legends. can also affect

Riot Games claims to be working around the clock to mitigate the damage caused by hacks. The studio said it is contacting law enforcement, continuing to evaluate how the violation occurred, and working with outside experts to limit the exposure of the game. We closely monitor the community for new cheats that arise.

If all goes according to plan, all systems will be back online soon and LoL’s regular updates will continue without impact.

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Earlier this week, a system in our development environment was compromised by a social engineering attack. We don’t have all the answers at this time, but we want to let you know early that there is no evidence that player data or personal information has been obtained.

— Riot Games (@riotgames) January 20, 2023

Riot Games was reportedly hacked through a social engineering scheme.

Riot Games did not disclose specific details, but did reveal that a social engineering scheme was behind the attack. These types of attacks focus on human interaction to gather information that can be used to gain access to restricted systems. This means that phishing emails sent to Riot Games employees could have allowed hackers to gather sensitive information and bypass security.

Besides League of Legends, the source code for Teamfight Tactics was also included in the attack. It’s clear that Riot Games has been busy dealing with the aftermath of the hack for quite some time, but we’re optimistic that it can stay on track with the normal update frequency for both games. To do so, follow the official Riot Games Twitter account.


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