A hacker attempts to sell League of Legends source code at a $1 million auction

A hacker attempts to sell League of Legends source code at a $1 million auction ...

The alleged hacker who hacked the Riot Games hack is now trying to sell the League of Legends source code and is accepting bids starting at $1 million.

A hacker dubbed "Arka" or "ArkaT" posted a sale ad on a popular forum that sells stolen databases. As proof that the sale was genuine, the hacker posted a large PDF showing all of the Riot Games directories and folders he allegedly stole.

According to the PDF file, the hacker stole at least 72 GB of data from the company. Arka claims to have taken files relating to "Packman," a League of Legends anti-cheat platform.

The hacker anticipates that League of Legends cheaters would pay large sums for source code that might expose weaknesses and flaws in game mechanics.

Riot Games itself anticipates that the source code, if leaked, might result in the widespread dissemination of new League of Legends cheats. “We have been researching this issue since the attack, and we are ready to implement fixings as soon as possible if necessary,” the company said yesterday.

Motherboard reports that a hacker wrote a $10 million ransom request to Riot Games in order to prevent the source code from being leaked. The game studio refuses to pay.

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