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League of Legends Data Breach: Hackers offer alleged source code for auction

Published: 08:39, 26 January 2023
Riot Games
Hackers are auctioning League of Legends source code
Hackers are auctioning League of Legends source code

Hackers are offering the source code of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics for sale on a hacking forum for a minimum of $1 million.

Cybercriminals have reportedly stolen the source code for Riot Games'  League of Legends anti-cheat software, and are now auctioning it off. The company confirmed that its development environment had been hacked last Friday and that the stolen data includes the source code for the League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics anti-cheat platform. 

Riot Games has also confirmed that they have received a ransom note from the hackers , demanding $10 million to prevent the stolen data from being made public, and they have stated that they will not be paying the ransom.

Last night the hackers responsible for the hack, started to offer the alleged source code for the League of Legends anti-cheat platform for sale on a well-known hacking forum. They are stating that the source code is available for purchase for a minimum of $1 million.  

The hacker's forum post included a link to a thousand-page PDF document, which they claim to contain a directory listing of the 72.4 GB of stolen source code. 

The main concern regarding the stolen source code is that it could be used to create cheats or exploits that target the game and its players. The source code could also potentially be used by other cybercriminals to create exploits that allow remote code execution on players' devices, which could pose a significant security risk.

League of Legends source code put on auction! League of Legends source code is up for sale

Riot Games has acknowledged the potential impact of the stolen source code, stating that "any exposure of source code can increase the likelihood of new cheats emerging." The company is working to assess the impact of its anti-cheat measures and is prepared to deploy fixes as quickly as possible if needed.

It is important to note that while the stolen source code makes it easier to find bugs in the code, it is also possible to find them using reverse engineering at little cost other than time. This highlights the importance of keeping software and systems security to prevent such breaches from happening in the first place.


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