The source code of the popular League of Legends game is apparently being held hostage by hackers. In exchange for not publishing it, the hackers are demanding a ransom of millions.
Hackers who managed to steal the source code of a successful MOBA project are demanding a $10 million ransom from Riot Gamers. According to information, the hackers sent a letter to Riot Games with the following content:
“Dear Riot Games, we have received your data, including valuable anti-cheat source code and all League of Legends game code and tools. We understand the significance of these artifacts and the impact their release will have on your flagship games, Valorant and League of Legends. In light of this, we are making a small exchange request of $10,000,000.”
As evidence, the hackers also sent two large PDF files to the studio, which showed that they were able to access the source codes for Packman (usermode anti-cheat) and League of Legends. The hackers also said that after paying the ransom, they would remove their code from their servers and “provide information on how the hack happened and give advice on preventing future leaks.”
“We don’t want to damage your reputation or cause public unrest. Our only motivation is financial gain,” the message added.
The message also stated that the ransom must be paid within 12 hours and that “failure to comply will result in the break-in being made public and the extent of the leak known to more people.”
Despite the fact that Riot Games confirmed the theft of the source code of League of Legends, she refused to comment on any details regarding future plans. In a tweet, the company said that it would not pay money to hackers.
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