Riot Games has kept its pledge to update the League of Legends community after a social engineering attack compromised systems in its development environment. This has ultimately caused a ripple effect, causing future releases like Ahri ASU and Aurelion Sol rework to be further delayed. After this, they revised the summary by delving into detail by confirming the source code for League of Legends, TFT (Team Fight Tactics), and a legacy anti-cheat platform being exfiltrated. In their official statement, Riot Games revealed that a ransom email was sent to them by the perpetrator. They also declined to make any monetary transactions. They have recognized that any exposure to source code increases the possibility of new cheats appearing. They went on to say that the illegally obtained source code has several experimental features as well. While this may pose problems in the future, the team is certain that no player data or personal information has been compromised. Riot Games is now accelerating the process of updating their anti-cheat systems, as mentioned at the start of the season devs video, claimed by Riot Meddler, the head of League of Legends studio. For its gaming products, such as TFT (Team Fight Tactics), the updated cheat code is essential, too, as the source code for it was also breached. The League community can expect more details in the near future as Riot Games devs look into this situation further.
Today: December 2, 2023