League of Legends hacked

Riot Games confirms North American account information recently compromised; usernames, emails, and credit card info at risk.

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Free-to-play MOBA League of Legends has been hacked.

Riot Games today revealed in a blog post that North American usernames, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names were accessed in a recent hack.

The developer said password files are unreadable, but gamers with easy-to-guess passwords may be at risk.

On top of this, Riot Games said it is investigating about 120,000 transaction records from 2011 that contained credit card numbers that were compromised. The developer said the payment system involved with these exposed records has not been used since July 2011.

"We are taking appropriate action to notify and safeguard affected players," Riot Games said in a statement. "We will be contacting these players via the email addresses currently associated with their accounts to alert them. Our investigation is ongoing and we will take all necessary steps to protect players."

Players with questions or concerns are should reach out to the Riot Games player support knowledge base, the company said.

To bolster security going forward, Riot Games said within the next 24 hours, players with accounts in North America will be required to change their passwords to "stronger ones that are much harder to guess."

In addition, Riot Games said new security features are currently in development aiming to boost account security. These systems include email verification and two-factor authentication.

"We're sincerely sorry about this situation," Riot Games said. "We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to focus on account security going forward."

Discussion

93 comments
rymghb
rymghb

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Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

What happened? Did the patched something to extend reload time 0.2 seconds?

AenaosMonomaxos
AenaosMonomaxos

i am really happy for this.I am not a bad person.I just hate online games with horrible community.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

If it can be coded, it can be broke. Doesn't matter how awesome your security is. Eventually some nutter can and will break it., if they truly give a sht.

mrNamename
mrNamename

Looks like somebody at GameFAQs got pretty mad about the character battle poll being invaded by LoL's Reddit community yesterday. XD

MN121MN
MN121MN

A big fanbase, yet a lousy security?

n0matter
n0matter

It's about time.  I don't know anyone who plays this game that isn't a total asshole.  

somatzu
somatzu

good! these noobs can't even deny their own creeps!

sujith12
sujith12

when is world of warcraft gona be hacked

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

So the 50 people who still play this game got hacked then?

ratchet200
ratchet200

Thank god they released an Oceanic server :D

ggregd
ggregd

Wait, 2 years ago credit cards were misused and they just now announce it?  What did they think, since they got hacked they might as well tell all?

epichotcheese
epichotcheese

All these companies just pretend someone hacked their shit. I bet they are using this as an excuse in order to sell all players information to other companies.

thelostkin
thelostkin

LOL = played by kids.. dota 2 = played by actual skilled gamers

hadlee73
hadlee73

Gimli: *looks hungry*.. "Salted Passwords..."

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

omg! I'm glad I was alive to witness this monumental moment in human history. 


Did I go overboard?

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

asides from some CC information, hacking a f2p game with no items to profit off of (ie WoW or maplestory items sell for some cash on ebay) seems like a complete waste of time.

for all we know, this is just an elaborate troll.

jnco10999
jnco10999

I know it's messed up to say, but knowing how immature the lol players can be, the people who are responsible for such a vile community deserve it.

JimmeyBurrows
JimmeyBurrows

Undoubtedly doing it in the name of E-Justice... Because it's such a good deed to screw over lots of people for the sake of a free to play game.

Well unlucky it was the American data that got boned, that's gonna result in some law suits... Obviously not against the people commiting the crime though.

Majkic666
Majkic666

@MN121MN Everything can be hacked, so everything in the world has a lousy security?

Majkic666
Majkic666

@sujith12 there has benn a lot of hacks for that for example the once that wiped out all players on some servers

Busta
Busta

@lfebaggins You got likes for that lame comment about the most played game on the internet?  Maybe I just don't understand humor.

Courtawulf
Courtawulf

@thelostkin Both are games. So the majority of players are likely kids. We can all pretend like our "hobby" isn't dominated by children, but that would be false. And the majority of adults who play video games are kids that just never really grew up (myself included).

_el_Greco_
_el_Greco_

@thelostkin   LOL: Played by kids.  Dota 2: Played by people with no lives.

(Fixed that for you)

gosushi
gosushi

What is a, 'Salted password hash'? It does sound delicious. I can see why they would want to steal it :D

Twilleppac
Twilleppac

@jnco10999 That's any MOBA tho RIOT has at least been trying to encourage teamwork and good behavior. :/

Tigerbite2
Tigerbite2

@fredyellowone Maybe they were referring to black hats.  Black/White Hats before Hacker/Cracker.  Of course, with white hat hackers (current day hackers) and black hat hackers (current day crackers), you can see where the racism card would be played. ;]


BUT HEY!  We don't know if these guys were planning on doing anything bad with all that juicy information. *cough* xd

lfebaggins
lfebaggins

@Busta @lfebaggins Are you upset I left you out?  I'm sorry dude I will fix that.


So the 51 people who still play this game got hacked then?

megakick
megakick

@_el_Greco_ @thelostkin both are F2P im sure the adults to kids ratio is about the same, though nobody really play Dota 2games is pretty unresponsive for a PVP game.

yearssomuch
yearssomuch

@_el_Greco_ @thelostkin People with no lives, or people with more skill and appreciation for a genre that League of Legends almost ruined?

League is for casuals, DoTA2 is for gamers. End of discussion.

GeorgeSyll
GeorgeSyll

@Twilleppac @jnco10999 Trying to encourage teamwork and good behaviour doesn't do anything, especialy when 90% of the playerbase is underage kids. Kids just don't listen (or even understand) what they tell them. A good spanking (permaban/ IP lock) is most of the times the best solution. But who would do that to paying customers...

Detriiment
Detriiment

@yearssomuch @_el_Greco_ @thelostkin You are such a deluded fanboy, it hurts.  The competitive scene of LoL is much greater than that of DotA2.  There are more tournaments, more teams, more potential to make a living.  Stfu.