Riot Games Attack on development environment last week was included Theft of source code for that reason league of legends When teamfight tactics Games, along with the “legacy anti-cheat platform.” The company has received a ransom demand but has said it will not pay it.
Release of source code by an attacker, either publicly or for sale, can affect cheat software that provides direct knowledge of game mechanics rather than relying on reverse engineering. Riot acknowledged that attacks stemming from “social engineering” “could cause problems down the road”, but Added Be confident that no player data or player personal information has been compromised.
“Honestly, new cheats may appear more likely once the source code is made public” Riot Posted in Reply Tweet“Since the attack, we have been working to assess the impact on anti-cheat and deploy a fix as soon as possible, if necessary.” Riot Added The code “contains many experimental features,” but most of them are “prototypes and are not guaranteed to be released.”
Vice’s Motherboard obtained a copy of the ransom email sent to Riot Games. According to Motherboard, the letter asks him for $10 million, offers to remove the code from the hackers’ servers, and “provide insight into how the breach occurred.” In the first email, he stated that he had a 12-hour deadline and that failure to comply would result in “the hack being exposed.”
Source code leaks are an increasingly common feature of the complex and multi-party nature of modern game development and maintenance.
Valve to release source code Counter-Strike: Global Offensive When team fortress 2 of 2020 said it “did not find any reason for players to be alarmed”, but counter strike Code for that statement. TF2 Community servers were temporarily shut down, but reopened when Valve followed up with a similar “no reason” statement.
Source code leaks are nothing new to Valve, but it’s worth noting TF2 had longstanding problems with automated “bot” players and cheating. However, these problems existed before the source code was leaked. until today, TF2 When counter strike It regularly ranks among the top 10 most played games on Steam, with hundreds of thousands of concurrent players.
CD Projekt Red suffered a ransomware attack in early 2021. Cyberpunk 2077, gwentWhen the witcher 3, along with their underlying red engine. The code was put up for auction after the developer and publisher refused to pay the ransom.Multiple malware tracking accounts report The auction closed after the seller wrote that he had received the offer “outside the forums”. It’s just a way for criminals who didn’t make it to save face,” he said.
No specific cheats or exploits have been found in CD Projekt Red’s source code, but apart from online deck builders, the company primarily makes single-player games. gwent, This is a fairly minor target for malware.
The most famous source code leak is by Axel Gembe half life 2Gembe put the code online, and Valve director Gabe Newell wrote about it. half life 2 What was originally proposed was not ready for release when it was revealed to the world. Gembe contacted Valve asking for a job, Newell convinced him to call, the FBI recorded the call, and the rest is history.
We’ve reached out to Riot Games for more comment on the implications of the source code leak cheats, and we’ll update this post if we hear back.