League of Legends player info compromised

Riot Games reports hackers accessed users' personal data on multiple European databases, says no credit card info was taken.

League of Legends has joined the ranks of online services to have their users' personal information stolen. This weekend, developer Riot Games confirmed the news on its official forums, saying hackers had obtained access to multiple European databases.

Nothing like a security breach to get players seeing red.

According to the developer, the attackers took names, e-mail addresses, and dates of birth, as well as encrypted versions of passwords, security questions, and users' answers. Riot stressed that no credit card or payment information was obtained in the attack and specified that user names and security Q&A information were obtained only for "a small number of players." Additionally, the company no longer uses security questions in the account recovery process.

In addition to apologizing for the breach, Riot Games said it has fixed the security hole that was exploited in this case. It has also e-mailed those players affected and is recommending all players change their account passwords.

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126 comments
RitterXplode
RitterXplode

Sigh, I just changed my last.fm password, now I gotta change my LoL one too? =\

dodgingbullet
dodgingbullet

probably one of the best free to play games around

Lajinn5
Lajinn5

anyone saying LoL is pay to win has obviously never played master yi(one of the cheapest champs) :P

SaintWalrus
SaintWalrus

if my Identity gets stole, so what.

 

I don't really care. I love LoL and some douchebag hackers aren't gonna stop me from loving my game.

 

Plus I have bank insurance and I can live without money for a week or so. My internet bill is already paid for

 

 

ZeroX91
ZeroX91

****, why does this happen to everything I use/play. *Walks off to change password ect.*

TORI_MORI006
TORI_MORI006

oh well thats not gonna stop me from playing

Aleksss1984
Aleksss1984

What if this 'hack' was but a ploy using which Riot hoped to get back inactive EUNE and west players, making them check in and maybe start a game? Riot has been making a lot of gritty dark characters that don't mesh well with the rest of the roster. I got used to the offbeat, somewhat cartoony design not taking itself too seriously. These new characters are off-putting. But the real deal breaker for me is the goddamn community. The game is fine.

mav_destroyer
mav_destroyer

damn, good thing i didn't sign up there yet though my friends have been pestering me about it

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

This is their subtle way of telling you to play dota 2.  It's less casual and not pay to win.

 

Go do the steam survey.  You can thank me later.

626swm
626swm

Why do hackers have to hack? They ruin everyone else's fun just so they can do something with there lives.

Marky360
Marky360

Man this whole hacking business is still going on this is getting out of hand it seems like every day now another company comes out and says they've been hacked. Although I've noticed no company has ever been hacked twice I wonder if that means something?

eric_neo3
eric_neo3

Atleast unlike blizzard or sony they fess up to their security problems and get it out in the open for people in a timely manner.

iluvOP
iluvOP

I played LoL for like 5 rounds and was insanely bored. My account can be hacked and taken away and I wouldnt even care.

Derpalon
Derpalon

Everyone gets hacked eventually. Sony and Microsoft were compromised months earlier as well and I didn't blame them. I certainly am not going to place blame on Riot for this security breach either. Blame the hackers, not the companies.

aqkamboh
aqkamboh

Thanks for share so nice information please carry on.

tightwad34
tightwad34

And yet another example of the bad side of technology. It seems like just about everything is getting hacked these days.

anakvunky
anakvunky

hmm going to change my pass even i never paid for anything on it... 

RYPER
RYPER

Yea, I soon as I got the email I deleted my account. I'm not gonna bother making another account, it's not worth it.

kaiser-zero
kaiser-zero

So, no gifts to amend their security flaws?

 

Lol players must be dissapointed.

jessie82
jessie82

dont spend money on free to play games hence there free and even if i did i use other ways like gamecards etc

Rakshee
Rakshee

 @buccomatic Has nothing to do with the fact that players may or may not have gotten screwed.

Talavaj
Talavaj

 @626swm 99% of hackers aiming at online games are gold sellers, irony is they would not exist if people would not illegally buy their services (and usually got hacked some time afterwards themselves)

BladeStrike1234
BladeStrike1234

 @eric_neo3 Wow thats a desperate excuse. They messed up like so many others, accept it instead of using silly fanboy excuses.

Claytonicus
Claytonicus

 @iluvOP

 You mean you were beaten horribly badly by more experienced players and got annoyed right? Is that why the game sucks?

MrBlutzIII
MrBlutzIII

@buccomatic It's nice to see someone on the positive side:) it won't stop me either!

Darnasian
Darnasian

 @kaiser-zero Eh no we're not since it's just a minor breach and when you create an account you don't give that much info about yourself with the exception of the country of residence

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

 @Evilnator Yeah you have to pay to unlock heroes or play a billions hours to get them all.  And the rune system is the same.

 

If there are no limits to what heroes you can play it makes the game a lot easier and more fun to learn imo.

626swm
626swm

 @Talavaj

 well I guess that is the answer to my question.

eric_neo3
eric_neo3

 @BladeStrike1234 desperate excuse?  Sony took a month and a half to come clean, while blizzard is still in denial mode. 

 

FYI :The law requires that they inform their customers within 24 hours of the event so that their customers can cancel any credit cards and change any passwords that may have been compromised.

killa32130
killa32130

 @BladeStrike1234

 Every security system has holes in it, so you can't call it "messing up" because it can happen too anybody. I take it you don't like LoL seeing you liked the comment below that said the game was boring.

Darnasian
Darnasian

 @cipo89 LOL isn't pay to win either...all you do with money is purchase skins that have different visual effects , colors , animations and maybe other voices

Poodger
Poodger

 @cipo89 I can't think of any games in this genre that are.

dennis2048
dennis2048

 @Krauklis Well I never played DotA 2 (But I want to try it some time). I play LoL now 2 year and I never payed anything and you can say that I set goals to buy a new champion or new runes and that keeps me playing.The runes that help you ingame you can't buy them with real money. The only thing that you must pay to buy is skins (the look of a champion) and believe me I have seen free to play games that you can't even buy items with in game money :P . Well about the champions you don't like there is the free rotation every week that let you try new champions. I don't say that DotA or LoL is better. The only thing that I tell is none companie makes a game for free "free" and don't forget that DotA 2 is made by the makers of Warcraft 3 and LoL is made from the makers of the mod DotA. So I think they are equal :). Is the choose of the gamer to choose one of them so don't fight over it. When I will play DotA 2 I will let you know who is better in my opinion between them.

 

P.S. I'm not LoL lover i just choose it like i choose CoD over Battlefield so don't sweat over it :P.

Krauklis
Krauklis

 @dennis2048 

sorry but charging for heroes is different then charging for how they look. The fact is i like DOTA 2 better because from day one I can use any hero I wan't and i don't have to grind to get to a hero I might not even like. Besides LoL was just made for people who were not good enough to play DOTA. 

ps. that last sentence is there to make you mad. LoL lovers 

Evilnator
Evilnator

 @Tremblay343 "The good ones" as you call them are normal champions, they just take a more experienced player to master, therefore if you play longer you will be able to afford the so called "good ones".Counterpick can only happen in ranked games, and you've clearly never experienced those because you have to reach level 30 to unlock Ranked play.

By the time you play ranked you really have your stuff together anyway, so counterpicks only depend on the order of players.

TORI_MORI006
TORI_MORI006

 @Tremblay343 does it really matter that you have to unlock heroes or not? even you won't play every hero in dota2, you'll stick to the ones you play better with

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

 @Evilnator Because you pay money to unlock heroes.  The good ones are like 6000+ points which takes FOREVER.  So you're limited to their free hero switch.  You can't get a good at a game when you don't know the heroes.  People with more heroes can counter-pick you.

 

Pay to Win

Evilnator
Evilnator

 @Tremblay343 You can unlock characters with both in-game currency and real money. However all heroes are balanced and earning in-game currency to unlock new and interesting to you characters lets you set a goal and keeps you playing.When it comes to runes, you can only buy them with in-game money. And they provide small bonuses to suit your playstyle. All players have access to this.How does Pay to WIn relate to what i describe?

MrBlutzIII
MrBlutzIII

 @bastian97  hey if your looking for someone to play with, look me up online! same name as on here

Darnasian
Darnasian

 @Krauklis  @cipo89 Eh no it's not....have u ever played lol dude? Before they release any champion they show guides game footage and detailed strategies and tactics and also the use of abilities....Your statement is fking retarded and shows your lack of knowledge about the game...plus it's more rewarding when you actually fight and own a champion that noobs will have a harder time to get

Krauklis
Krauklis

 @Darnasian  @cipo89  All heroes are available from day one to all players in dota 2. And you have to admit that there is an unfair advantage in having a hero playing against you that you have never gotten to play yourself.  

derek_brown
derek_brown

 @cipo89 LOL ? im guessing u never played the game...if u think tryn is op.....(NO ONE IS OP AND IF THEY ARE THEY GET NERFED)....dont talk about games u dont know about it just makes u look stupid :S

 

colt_a
colt_a

 @cipo89 Spoken like someone who knows nothing about the game.

There are very few heroes that are even close to being considered "OP".  Tryndamere hasn't been one forever.  He only stomps noobs that have no clue how to play (i'm assuming that's you). Riot patches the game every 2 weeks with balance changes so something that is considered OP isn't OP for long.  PS:  Anything that is 'cheap' with riot points, is generally very cheap with IP and would take only a day or two to unlock for free.

Darnasian
Darnasian

 @cipo89 Tryndamere was nerfed long ago and pro players that play in ranked game 1.5 k + elo almost never use Tryndamere...only his ulti and passive is good the rest is BS..and correct me if I'm wrong but the same microtransactions are in DOTA 2 as well and you can buy OP champs with real money...and also all the champs in LOL can be purchased with IP so there isn't anything OP and unfair here so you facts are just childish and prove that you simplya re a fanboy of DOTA

At least let other people enjoy LOL if u don't like it

cipo89
cipo89

 @bernardoneves Only on certain weeks whereas some people buy the cheap OP heroes (i.e Trindamere) and use it all the time.

I was wrong about the runes however.

bernardoneves
bernardoneves

 @cipo89 you cannt buy runes so get your facts right and cheap op champion on dota2 will be free to everyone