Riot Games' ransom payment is being demanded by a hacker in League of Legends

Riot Games' ransom payment is being demanded by a hacker in League of Legends ...

League of Legends is one of the most successful games on the market, and it's still popular. The title and the spin-off Teamfight Tactics have now been the target of a hacker attack — which has even resulted in ransom demands from the developer Riot Games.

Riot Games' hit titles League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics were hacked by a hacker. While the company claims that user data was not affected and was kept safe, there are issues at a different level in this situation.

The hacker has claimed to have obtained the source code for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and the company's anti-cheat platform, allowing him to sell it on the black market and thus allow further cheats, which will greatly reduce the game's future in the long run.

Riot Games has now demanded a ransom to recover the source code, and the game's developer has now made this public himself via Twitter. However, the company also states that it will not even comply with these demands.

For the time being, the release of new League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics has been halted; other updates will be released later this week; after that, regular patches will follow again. Both titles will be initially postponed until February 8, 2023.

Riot Games initially stated that no player data or personal information was compromised in the attack. However, experimental features were included in the source code, which the company did not intend to disclose publicly. This also includes prototypes that may ultimately not appear at all, but might still become public.

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