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Riot Games says it has received ransom note following hack, but won't pay up


Riot Games has said it will refuse to pay a ransomware demand to regain some of its source code following a recent cyberattack.

In an update concerning this week's incident, Riot confirmed it was an extortion attack, noting that the source code for League of Legends (LoL), Teamfight Tactics (TFT), and a legacy anticheat platform, was exfiltrated by the attackers.

It also confirmed receiving a ransom note, but added that it has no intention of paying the ransom demand.

Personal data safe

“Today, we received a ransom email. Needless to say, we won’t pay,” the tweet (opens in new tab) reads, without adding further information on the ransom demand or amount.

Further explaining the current state of things, the popular game development company said the attack “disrupted our build environment” which could cause issues in the future, but added that no player data, or personal information, was compromised ...


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