At a $1 million auction, a hacker attempts to sell stolen League of Legends source code

At a $1 million auction, a hacker attempts to sell stolen League of Legends source code ...

The alleged hacker who was behind the Riot Games breach is now trying to sell the League of Legends game's source code, which is accepting bids starting at $1 million.

A hacker named "Arka" or "ArkaT" posted a sale ad on a popular forum that sells stolen databases. As proof that the sale is genuine, the hacker uploaded a huge PDF showing all of the Riot Games directories and folders.

According to the PDF file, the hacker stole at least 72 GB of data from the company. Also, Arka claims to have taken files relating to League of Legends' "Packman."

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

Riot Games claims that if leaked, the source code might result in the proliferation of new League of Legends cheats. "We have been working to assess its impact on anti-cheat behavior and be prepared to implement fixes as soon as possible if necessary," the company said yesterday.

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

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