Game News As for GTA 6, LoL victim of a major hack with a ransom demand!
Published on 01/25/2023 at 10:44
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Decidedly, the difficulties accumulate on the side of Riot Games! Recently, the developers of League of Legends had to make new arrangements and initiate an internal reorganization which resulted in the dismissal of just under fifty employees. A few days later, Riot Games is once again in the news for a terrible reason of a completely different kind: a huge hack, like GTA 6, which resulted in a ransom demand!
Hackers get their hands on LoL and TFT source codes!
Yesterday, around 4 p.m. French time, League of Legends developers spoke on social media, especially on Twitter to share the somewhat critical situation they are currently going through. Regarding the recent layoffs that took place in the company, the creators of Teamfight Tactics have already explained: this wave of departures followed “strategic changes” to “refine the focus” of the studio in certain areas. In reality, if they spoke, it’s because they paid the price last week, like Rockstar Games last September, from malicious hackers!
As promised, we wanted to update you on the status of last week’s cyber attack. Over the weekend, our analysis confirmed source code for League, TFT, and a legacy anticheat platform were exfiltrated by the attackers.
— Riot Games (@riotgames) January 24, 2023
Therefore, the developers wanted to provide an update on this attack since the hackers decided to issue an ultimatum to Riot Games: ransom payment or disclosure of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics source codes ! Beyond the source code of these two titles, the hackers also got their hands on sensitive data about the anti-cheat system. There are fears — for example, the likelihood of undisclosed experimental features appearing, as well as new forms of cheating that may impact anti-cheat —, but Riot Games wants to reassure players on one point : No player data and personal information was compromised as a result of the attack.
As with Rockstar and GTA, things will pick up little by little
We remember the earthquake caused by the announcement of the attack targeting the long-awaited Grand Theft Auto VI. The crisis lasted a few days, but the developers quickly overcame this painful ordeal and these terrible leaks to get back to work, still determined to develop one of the most ambitious titles of the coming years. On the side of Riot Games, we have already had to deal with hacks by social engineering and, as a result, the video game company was able to react calmly and firmly to this fire.
Firstly, by categorically refusing to give in to the financial pressure of pirates And on the other hand, taking stock on social networks‘ — in particular concerning the data of the days — while declaring that the necessary is being put in place to secure the system. Later this week, Riot Games will release a patch. Only then will patch updates resume. The creators of LoL estimate that most of the work will resume as of February 8.. In short, the teams allow themselves time to master the situation, but it seems, ultimately, that there was more fear than harm.
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