Sunday, January 29, 2023

Riot Games under fire: ‘League of Legends’ source code was stolen during security breach, they refused to pay “ransom”

On January 20, Riot Games suffered a social engineering hit that compromised its workspace, affecting the developer portion of the company above all. Yesterday we wrote about this attack and what Riot reported to the network, but today they confirmed that the breach was source code of ‘League of Legends’‘Teamfight Tactics’ and one of their anti-cheat platforms were captured,

well they let it see Official Page From Riot’s Twitter, where in a thread as a complement to his previous statements in which he disclosed range of attack,

As promised, we wanted to bring you up to date on the cyberattacks of the past week. Over the weekend, our analysis confirmed that attackers extracted the source code for ‘League of Legends’, ‘TFT’ and a legacy anti-cheat platform.

they still talk about it they got ransom mail As for recovering those codes, something that Riot themselves say they will not do. To ease the concerns a bit, they say again (as they did in their previous tweets) that there is no indication that users’ personal information has been compromised.

Also, the source code leak looks like it might reveal a new wave of fraud and cheating, which can affect the gaming experience for legitimate users.

Today, we received the ransom email. Needless to say, we won’t pay. While this attack disrupted our development environment and may cause problems in the future, most importantly we are confident that no player data or personal information was compromised.

Truth be told, exposure to any source code can increase the chances of new ants being exposed. Since the attack, we have been working to assess its impact on Anti-Cheat and stand ready to implement fixes as soon as possible if necessary.

While continuing with the transparency they want to show when it comes to this incident, another problem that could arise is leakage or corruption of parts of the code Experimental Features for ‘LOL’ and ‘TFT’, These may never be officially revealed, but there is a lurking danger of them being published by outsiders and used in negative ways.

they close the thread by speculating in the future Will publish in detail how the attack took place and the techniques implemented to achieve it, Despite the gray outlook, Riot Games remains positive, saying they’ve made a lot of progress since last week and that by the end of this week they expect a lot of the problems to be fixed.

We are committed to transparency and have published a full report detailing future attackers’ techniques, the areas where Riot’s security controls failed, and the steps we are taking to ensure this does not happen again will do.

We’ve made a lot of progress since last week, and we think we’ll get things right by the end of the week, allowing us to move up to our regular patch cadence. The ‘League of Legends’ and ‘TFT’ teams will update soon what this means for each game.

three wounded veterans

This is not the first time that an important title like ‘League of Legends’ has been compromised, as two major installments have been hit by a similar attack last year. was probably the most infamous what did he suffer Rockstar Games, as the contents of ‘Grand Theft Auto VI’ were leaked, a title that could easily be the most anticipated of all future projects Gambling,

Besides, most reprehensible This could be the case with Guerrilla Games, who saw that not only the source code for ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ was leaked, but also a large part of Decima, the studio’s graphics engine.

Now it’s Riot’s turn and they’re leaving Three big-name deliverables that have been breached in less than six months, We’ll have to wait to hear what the developer has to say, for now, it looks like they have the fire under control but it’s still burning.

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