Riot Games Denounces Blackmail Attempt after League of Legends Code is Stolen

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Riot Games confirms that source code from League of Legends, TFT and Legacy Anticheat has been stolen and an attempted blackmail

Riot Games has issued an official statement in which it confirms that League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics and a legacy anticheat platform have suffered an attack, with the source code both stolen and failed blackmail attempt.

The developer and publisher, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last year, said that the security team is already investigating the situation and have already informed the authorities of the criminal act.

They report that “Today we received a blackmail by email. It goes without saying that we are not going to pay ”.

In addition, they added that, “Although this attack has disrupted our work environment and may cause problems in the future, the most important thing is that we feel confident that no personal details or information of the players have been compromised.”

Riot ensures that the attack compromises a number of “experimental features” that were in a state of prototype, so not necessarily will enter into production.

The company considers that it has “progressed a lot” since the last weekend and that this week they already consider that the problem will be solved and they will be able to continue with their usual releases and versions.

League of Legends can be downloaded for free on PC, although it also has a Wild Rift edition for iOS and Android mobile devices. The console version still does not have a specific date. Riot Games is already preparing different resources to combat cheaters in future updates.

Source | Riot Games

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