Video game firm Riot Games hacked, now it faces problems to release content

Pierluigi Paganini January 23, 2023

Video game developer and publisher Riot Games announced that it will delay the release of game patches after a security incident.

Riot Games is an American video game developer, publisher and esports tournament organizer known for the creation of the popular games League of Legends and Valorant.

Last week threat actors hacked the company’s systems in its development environment, Riot Games announced it will delay the release of game patches after the security breach.

The cyberattack temporarily impacted the ability of the company to release content, inclusing the patches for its titles.

The League team confirmed the difficulties in releasing Patch 13.2.

The head of League Studio, Andrei van Roon, confirmed that Patch 13.2 would not be canceled despite the problems the company is facing.

Gaming firms are privileged targets for threat actors. In June 2021, hackers compromised the network of the gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA) and claimed to have stolen approximately 780 GB of data.

In January 2021, the threat intelligence firm Kela reported the availability for sale of the credentials in multiple hacking forums and criminal marketplace. Over 500,000 credentials for the top two dozen leading gaming firms, including Ubisoft, were leaked online.

In September 2022, a hacker used 2K Games’ support desk to send malware to the gamers.

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Pierluigi Paganini

(SecurityAffairs – hacking, gaming)

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