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Hackers stole the source code of League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics from Riot Games - what does it threaten.
The American publisher and developer Riot Games announced last week in its official microblog that it had been hacked, and now shared the details of the hack.
As it became known thanks to the analysis carried out over the past weekend, the attackers took possession of the source code of League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics and an outdated anti-cheat platform.
Today, January 24, Riot Games received an e-mail from hackers demanding a ransom - the studio is not going to pay the attackers, but outlined the range of possible consequences associated with this.
First, the release of the source code may lead to an increase in the number of cheats (Riot Games is already preparing patches). Secondly, the illegally obtained source code includes a number of experimental features.
“We hope that some modes and other changes will one day get to the players. Most of the content is in the prototype stage and there is no guarantee that it will ever be released,” Riot Games said.
Riot teams and external consultants continue to analyze the attack and test the studio's internal systems. The company is also cooperating with law enforcement to investigate the hack and track down its perpetrators.
Riot Games assures that the data of the players and their personal information was not affected. The studio plans to restore all the necessary mechanisms by the end of the week and return to the standard patch release schedule.