Riot Games is hit with ransom demands from hackers and refuses to pay

Riot Games has stated that it won’t pay ransom to the terrorists who broke into Riot Games’s security breach last week.

We received an email demanding ransom. We won’t be paid, it is obvious,” Tuesday.

We are confident that neither player data nor player information were compromised by this hack.

Riot Games was hacked by the threat actors while they were inside its systems. They stole the source code to the League of Legends multiplayer online battle arena and Teamfight Tactics auto-battler games.

LoL and TFT are investigating how cheat developers might use stolen data for new tools. They are also analyzing any possible fixes.

According to the game developer, the stolen game source code contains features that are still being developed and may not be available for release.

Riot Games that the illegally obtained source code includes several experimental features.

We hope that some of these new game modes or other improvements will eventually be available to players. However, the majority of this content remains in prototype form and it’s not certain it will ever become available.

Riot Games stated that it is working with law enforcement agencies and consultants outside to investigate the attack. A full report detailing the breach to its development environment and how to avoid it happening again will be published.

The game publisher stated that last week’s breach had directly affected its teams’ ability publish patches. Some of these may have been delayed.

Riot Games stated that while our teams work hard to find a solution, they expect it to have an impact on our next patch cycle across multiple games.

Andrei van Roon from League Studio also spoke out. He said that no part of the LoL patch 13.2 release plan would be cancelled but that it was possible to “just have to move stuff that can’t (e.g. Art changes) at a later time instead.

Riot Games’ breach comes after 2K Games was hacked in September 2020 . 2K Games stated that hackers had breached their help desk and infected customers with malware. 2K warned users in October 2020 that their data had been stolen, and .

Rockstar Games was also hacked in the same month. The attacker leaked videos and source code files of Grand Theft Auto VI and GTA V, as well as Rockstar Games.

Hacker responsible for the Rockstar Games attack has claimed another . Uber .

Lapsus$ has been known to hack into networks of a number of prominent companies including Microsoft, Nvidia and T-Mobile as well as Samsung, Uber, Vodafone. Ubisoft, Okta and e-commerce company Mercado Libre.

The cybercrime group leaked the source code and other proprietary information stolen from victim networks. This led to huge data breaches and leaks.