Announcing that it was hacked in the past days, Riot Games shared the details of the cyber attack. According to preliminary data, the source codes of LoL, TFT and the anti-cheat system of two games were stolen.
Riot Games, one of the subsidiaries of Tencent, the largest technology company in China, especially known for its games such as League of Legends (LoL), Valorant and Teamfight Tactics (TFT), although it was popular in the Asian market at first, it soon became a hit with the whole world. most played in the world became the owner of competitive and MOBA games.
Of course, the fact that Riot Games is such a big company makes it a major target in the eyes of hackers. Riot Games, which announced that it was hacked in the past days, explained the details of this attack in its statement today.
LoL and TFT’s source codes and Anti-Cheat system codes were stolen
The game giant, which published a statement of 7 tweets from its official Twitter account, clarified all the questions about the attack. Explaining that the source codes of LoL, TFT and an old version of the anti-cheat system used in these two games were stolen in the analysis, the company said that they received a ransom e-mail from hackers and announced that they refused to pay.
Stating that cheats may increase in their games in the future, company employees stated that they are working hard to prevent cheats, and that the codes of some game modes in the prototype stage were stolen. In addition, from the moment of the announcement LoL servers are closed to access all over the world, including our country.
Riot Games’ statement about the event
As we promised, we would like to inform you about the cyber attack that took place last week. With our analysis over the weekend Source code of old version of our LoL, TFT and anti-cheat software We found that it was leaked by the attackers.
We got a ransom email today. We don’t need to say We will not pay.
Although this attack disrupts our systems and will cause us problems in the near future We are confident that no player’s personal data has been leaked.
Honestly revealing source codes will increase the emergence of new cheats. Since the attack, we have been trying to detect our damage and fix the vulnerabilities in our anti-cheat software as quickly as possible.
There are some experimental features in these source codes obtained illegally. We aim to bring some of these game modes and other changes to players, but most of these content are prototypes and there is no guarantee that they will be published.
Our security team together with world-renowned consultants continues to learn the extent of the attack and audit our systems. We have also notified law enforcement and we are cooperating with them to apprehend the perpetrators behind the incident.
We want to be transparent and the methods of the attackers in the near future, the points where Riot security failed, and the steps we will take to ensure that a similar situation does not happen again. We will share a report with you.
(Referring to the date of the attack) We have made a lot of progress since last week and we believe that our shortcomings will be corrected within this week. We’ll be sticking to our patch schedule going forward, and we’ll keep LoL and TFT players on board. We will inform you about these patches.