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League of Legends Source Code Stolen in Riot Games Cyber Attack

“Riot Games has received a ransom email after hackers stole source code for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics. The attack also targeted its legacy anticheat platform, the company said in a tweet explaining the incident. “Needless to say, we won’t pay,” Riot said of the ransom email.”

Taken from TPU … Riot Games provided its first response to last week’s cyberattack on its company network. The company alleges that the attackers have exfiltrated with the source-codes for “League of Legends,” “Teamfight Tactics,” and a proprietary anti-cheat software that’s no longer in use. Riot Games assures all that no game user data was compromised with this attack (particularly passwords or payment-instrument details); and at worst the stolen source code could help the attackers create cheats. The company also received a ransom e-mail from the attackers demanding payment, failing which they threaten to release the source code to public; but Riot said that it does not intend to pay. Since user information isn’t compromised, and the games themselves are protected by IP laws globally, there’s little reason to pay up.

Source: TPU, Riot Games (Twitter)


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