The Source Code For League of Legends Was Stolen from Riot Games.

Late last week it was revealed by Riot Games that its development environment was “compromised via a social engineering attack”. While the company didn’t have specifics on what was taken, if anything, at the time, an update on Tuesday stated that the League of Legends source code had been stolen. The code for Team Fight Tactics was also taken, in addition to League of Legends.

The firm tweeted an update on the status of the cyber attack that occurred last week. Our investigation over the weekend revealed that the hackers had stolen the source code for League, TFT, and an older anti-cheat platform.

It’s bad enough that the code was stolen, but Riot Games also said that the hackers who did it demanded a ransom.

“Today, we received a ransom email,” Riot said. Not that it’s necessary to state the obvious, but we certainly won’t be contributing.

We are confident that no player data or personal information was compromised despite the attack disrupting our build environment and possibly causing issues in the future.

The code that was taken, according to Riot’s further statement, contains “a number of experimental features.” These features are currently in the prototyping stage, and there is no assurance whatsoever that the company will ever make them available to the players.

What Comes Next for the Game League of Legends?

At this time, the production company is assisting law enforcement in their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the attack as well as the identities of those responsible for it. Riot has stated that it will publish a comprehensive report on the attack at some point in the near future. However, for the time being, the focus should be on finding solutions to the problems and figuring out how to stop future attacks like this one from happening.

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.


Today, we received a ransom email. Needless to say, we won’t pay.

While this attack disrupted our build environment and could cause issues in the future, most importantly we remain confident that no player data or player personal information was compromised.

The development studio stated that “we’ve made a lot of progress since last week and we believe that we’ll have things repaired later in the week,” which will enable them to continue on their regular patch cadence going forward. The teams from both the League and the TFT will provide you with an update very soon on what this means for each game.

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