League of Legends (photo: official website, Riot Games)
Riot Games announced last week that its development environment was hacked and it experienced a hacker attack.
This week we find out exactly how serious this breach was, and Riot announces that the source code of League of Legends has been stolen, and the group of hackers is demanding a ransom for it.
Kofer Marriott promised not to pay.
This hacker attack was done using the "social engineering" method, where in fact the hackers take advantage of the victim's psychological weaknesses in order to make him obey orders, usually in indirect ways such as sending fake links.
This attack is so severe that it has temporarily disabled Riot Games' ability to release new content and updates to their games for the foreseeable future.
In a statement that Riot released to the public, it confirmed that the players' information was not leaked to the attackers, and that it was only a matter of code related to game development and its anti-cheat programming.
This means that LOL players can expect an increase in the amount of cheats that will appear in the game in the coming weeks.
Riot also confirmed that this source code contained experimental new content that has not yet been released, and it is not sure that it will be able to restore it.
Most of them were in very early stages of development, and now there is no guarantee that the content in question, such as new game modes, will be released.
Marriott Games said they are working with law enforcement and looking for those responsible.
Riot Games is the first giant company in 2023 to suffer a hacker attack and leak of classified materials.
Last year it was the Blizzard company that suffered an attack in which Diablo 4 materials were leaked online, and of course we cannot forget the huge Rockstar leak in which we were exposed to materials from GTA 6. In the same attack, the GTA V source code was also partially leaked.
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