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League of Legends developers Riot Games have issued a statement detailing a recent security breach of the EU servers. Sadly, this means that some player information went missing- so if you’re on a European server, please be aware!
The servers in question are EU Nordic & East and EU West, which I would imagine covers the whole continent of Europe. I’m okay, as I’ve never touched League of Legends (…hahaha yet.) Riot says that while no credit card or payment information was accessed- names of player characters, dates of birth and security questions were all stolen in the attack. The company says that the ‘specific security issue’ has now been fixed, and is notifying all players involved.
In a response, the company have stated:
- We’ve fixed the specific security issue that hackers exploited.
- Over the next 24 hours, we’ll be notifying all EUW and EUNE players via email; although only a portion of players might have been affected, we consider broader notification a good security precaution.
- We’ll be updating this post with the latest on this situation and will monitor comments here for questions that require further clarification.
- Our investigation into this issue is ongoing – we’ve hired experts and are working with the relevant authorities to more thoroughly understand causes, culprits, and preventative measures to make future breaches less likely.
- We’ve redirected teams to quickly implement new security measures that will help improve the safety of your data.
- We’ll continue to invest in security measures, including password hashing and data encryption, state-of-the-art firewalls, SSL, security ninjas, and other security measures to make your info safer. We’ve been humbled by this experience and know that nothing guarantees the security of Internet-connected systems such as League of Legends. We can simply promise to try our very best to protect your data.
Brandon and I want to sincerely and personally apologize to you for this situation. We take your privacy and security seriously, and we’re working diligently to improve it for the better.
Talk about bad timing for the company. With the whole Major League Gaming championships going on at the moment, I couldn’t feel more sorry for them. So if you play on one of these servers, please check your emails and pray that you’re not one of the people targeted by the security breach.