Riot Games is one of the biggest gaming companies out there with huge titles such as League of Legends and Valorant.
The company is a prime target for cyber-attacks and this happened recently on the week of January 16, 2023.
Riot revealed this in a Twitter post which addressed most fans' concerns about this attack.
But, the company are usually quick to deal with security breaches and is sure to update us about it soon.
The community are worrying about account safety, especially those who have payment methods on their account.
Most of Riot's services will feature a delay with any content releases.
But, let's take a look at how this security breach happened and how this will affect Riot's communities.
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The hacker has been in discussion with a cyber-attack group and discussed how they have stolen the code.
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Riot Games Announce Cyber-Attack on Twitter
Riot Games are keeping the community updated via a Twitter post which also explained the situation.
Titled a 'social engineering attack' it has left fans worried about account or bank safety.
However, the post reassured everyone that their accounts are safe and that the attack has not let any personal information be leaked.
Discussion on the post suggested that this was all left a little bit vague.
But, as this was posted in the early stages of the investigation, perhaps Riot did not know exactly what has happened.
They also reassured everybody that any future updates will be posted on the same account to keep the players informed.
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How Will this Attack Affect the Community?
So far, the effects on the community seem minimal and not much to complain about.
There was no personal information stolen or leaked and all player's accounts seem to be functioning okay.
However, this attack may mean that the updates originally scheduled will run a little later than expected.
The patch cadence is expected to be disrupted for multiple games. Not just the sellers such as League of Legends and Valorant.
Any updates about the situation will be updated in this article. So, keep your eyes peeled.
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