European League Of Legends accounts in certain regions have come under attack from hackers, according to the official League Of Legends website. Riot Games notified users yesterday about the breach, which left email addresses, encrypted account passwords, summoner names, people’s date of birth and other information open to hackers.
Those living in the EU West and EU Nordic & East regions were affected by the security breach, with most passwords simple enough to be at risk of easy cracking for the hackers. Gamers however have been re-assured by Riot Games that their billing information is not at risk. Riot Games said:
Keeping player information secure is very important to Riot. That’s why we’re sorry to share that hackers accessed some player account information.
The security issue has now been fixed by Riot and they are in the process of emailing all EUW and EUNE players, updating them on proceedings. League Of Legends users are recommended to change their passwords and to make them as complex as possible to avoid easy password cracking in the future.
Mark Merrill and Brandon Beck apologized to users on the League of Legends website saying, “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.” Let’s hope Riot Games strengthen their defences for the future.