League of Legends could get more cheaters than ever before

LEAGUE of Legends (LoL) developer Riot Games has announced a security breach that has temporarily halted updates to its main games such as LoL and Valorant.

This happened last week, and Riot has now revealed that the hackers were able to gain access to LoL and Team Fortress 2 source code.

Cheaters in LoL could increase if the source code is leaked.


Cheaters in LoL could increase if the source code is leaked.Photo credit: Riot Games

They were also given the code for Riot’s legacy anti-cheat software, and a ransom letter was sent to Riot demanding money not to reveal the code.

The hack was orchestrated via social engineering. This means that the hackers gained access to Riot’s software through legal means.

Instead of developing hacking software or implementing viruses, they used employee-level access instead.

Riot has said it won’t back down to demands, but that doing so could cause problems for players in the future.

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However, the company also says it is “confident that no player data or player personal information has been compromised”.

If the source code is leaked, scammers could find easier workarounds for Riot’s current anti-cheat software.

Riot will likely develop new anti-cheat software to deal with cheaters as they happen.

There are also concerns that players will learn about experimental features that Riot has been considering adding to its games.

Many of these are already included in the source code, but Riot wanted to let players know that these features will not necessarily be released.

Riot is currently working with law enforcement in hopes of catching the perpetrator or perpetrators.

The company also wants to be transparent regarding the ongoing issue and will release a full report at a later date.

Social engineering attacks are becoming increasingly popular for hackers to gain access to technology company information.

This is how the hacker gained access to Rockstar Games and stole almost a hundred videos from the early development of GTA 6.

Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.

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