League of Legends Under Attack: Hackers Steal Source Code, Riot Refuses to Pay Ransom

On Tuesday, Riot Games revealed that the hackers had stolen the source code for both League of Legends and Team Fight Tactics and that the company would not be paying the ransom sought by the hackers in order to recover the code. These two games may become more susceptible to cheaters in the coming months as a result of this latest string of data thefts at major game businesses.

“Over the weekend, our analysis confirmed source code for League, TFT, and a legacy anti-cheat platform were exfiltrated by the attackers,” Riot Games tweeted. “Today, we received a ransom email. Needless to say, we won’t pay.”

League of Legends Under Attack: Hackers Steal Source Code, Riot Refuses to Pay Ransom

Late last week, Riot Games announced that a social engineering attack had compromised its systems. While no player information or data was stolen, the business did say that planned fixes for several games might be delayed due to the incident.

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The company has not confirmed the methods the alleged attackers used to steal the source code for one of the most popular multiplayer games in the world, though “social engineering” could indicate an employee unwittingly handing over login credentials to a stranger via a phishing scheme on another platform.

A hacker did this last year to the NFT game Axie Infinity, draining hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrency. It is speculated that a similar method was used in the recent hack of Rockstar Games, which resulted in the unprecedented leak of in-development Grand Theft Auto VI assets.

No matter the tactics, ransom hacking is on the rise. Some other well-known game developers and publishers who have fallen victim to hackers in recent years include Cyberpunk 2077 developer CD Projekt Red and Elden Ring publisher Bandai Namco.

The Riot Games representative declined to further state the business would release a detailed retrospective on the incident, including the attack vectors,” in the near future.

League of Legends Under Attack
League of Legends Under Attack

Since the attack, Riot Games has been working to assess its impact on anti-cheat and to be prepared to implement changes as swiftly as feasible if needed, as the company said in a Twitter thread earlier today. The business also said that the stolen copies featured experimental new features for League of Legends and Team Fight Tactics, which could leak before the features were officially announced.

“While we hope some of these game modes and other changes eventually make it out to players, most of this content is in prototype and there’s no guarantee it will ever be released,” Riot Games wrote.

Game updates will resume as normal by the end of the week, the business stated, adding that it is actively assisting law authorities with its investigation of the hack. As with many other gaming and IT companies, Riot Games laid off close to 50 staff last week.

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Frequently asked questions

Is League of Legends Hacked?

League of Legends, a famous online multiplayer game, was hacked, resulting in the theft of personal information from some gamers in North America.

Is Riot Games Hacked?

Riot Games, the game's publisher, acknowledged the incident in a blog post, saying that unauthorized individuals obtained sensitive consumer information, including the real identities, usernames, e-mail addresses, and salted password hashes of numerous League of Legends users.