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Riot Games taking urgent steps to combat cheating after cyber attack

Published: 11:14, 31 January 2023
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Riot plans to improve their anti-cheat system for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics.

The gaming industry has seen significant growth in recent years, with projections suggesting that the global market will surpass $200 billion by 2023. As a result, the gaming sector has become a prime target for  cyber attacks. 

The latest of these attacks has been aimed at Riot Games,  the developer behind the popular game League of Legends. On January 21st, Riot Games announced through their official Twitter account that the company had fallen victim to a "social engineering attack" which impacted their development environment. 

For those who may not be familiar, "Source Code" is the core of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics,  or any other games. If someone gains access to it, they can potentially create exploits or duplicate the game itself.

The recent cyber attack on Riot Games resulted in the theft of the source code and anti-cheat programs for League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, leading to concerns of increased cheating in the game.

In response to this, Riot Games has stated that they are working on improving their anti-cheat system. This effort has been expedited due to the cyber attack.

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Although no specific details have been provided by Riot Games about their new anti-cheat system, it is speculated that it may be similar to the Vanguard system used in their game VALORANT.

Riot Meddler and Riot Brightmoon have acknowledged the need for a stronger anti-cheat system in a recent video and have assured players that they are taking steps to implement it as soon as possible.


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