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US-based League of Legends servers hacked, password reset implemented

A 'portion' of Riot Games' US-based League of Legends servers has been hacked.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Aug 21 2013 11:05 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Something that just hit my inbox minutes ago is from Riot Games, announcing that they've had their US-based servers hacked. The attack didn't hit all of its servers, but just a 'portion' of its US servers.

US-based League of Legends servers hacked, password reset implemented | TweakTown.com

The hackers were able to access usernames, e-mail addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names. Riot Games is also investigating that approximately 120,000 transaction records from 2011 that contained hashed and salted credit card numbers has been accessed. The League of Legends developer is contacting these players to alert them.

In order to hopefully escape more issues, Riot Games will require players in the US to change their passwords within the next 24 hours. Once this time hits, you'll be automatically prompted to change your password anyway.

Riot Games is also working on tougher security which will include:

  • Email verification: all new registrations and account changes will need to be associated with a valid email address (we'll also require all existing players to provide a valid email address).
  • Two-factor authentication: changes to account email or password will require verification via email or mobile SMS.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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