- Riot Games had suffered a cyber attack last weekend, which compromised League of Legends and Packman anti-cheat source codes.
- The hackers have sent a ransom email to Riot Games demanding $10 million.
- Riot Games has said that it won’t pay the ransom and it is working with law enforcement agencies to identify the hackers.
Riot Games recently faced a cyber attack where hackers stole the source code of League of Legends. Vice has apparently obtained a copy of a ransom email sent to Riot by the hackers. In the email, hackers threaten to leak the League of Legends and Packman anti-cheat source code unless the company pays them $10 million. The hackers have also provided evidence that they have access to the source code of League of Legends and Packman anti-cheat. Riot Games had confirmed the cyber attack earlier this week and said that the League of Legends source code has been stolen.
According to Vice, the ransom email says, “We have obtained your valuable data, including the precious anti-cheat source code and the entire game code for League of Legends and its tools, as well as Packman, your usermode anti-cheat. We understand the significance of these artifacts and the impact their release to the public would have on your major titles, Valorant and League of Legends. In light of this, we are making a small request for an exchange of $10,000,000.” The ransom email further reads, “We do not wish to harm your reputation or cause public disturbance. Our sole motivation is financial gain. Failure to do so will result in the hack being made public and the extent of the breach being known to more individuals.”
As promised, we wanted to update you on the status of last week’s cyber attack. Over the weekend, our analysis confirmed source code for League, TFT, and a legacy anticheat platform were exfiltrated by the attackers.— Riot Games (@riotgames) January 24, 2023
Riot Games has confirmed that it has received a ransom email and said that it “won’t pay.” The company also confirmed that the attack has disrupted its build environment and may cause more issues in the future, but no player data or personal information has been compromised. It’s unclear how this situation is going forward in the coming days. Riot is working with law enforcement agencies to identify the hackers.