EU gamers of the popular MOBA title, League of Legends, received an email from developer and publisher Riot Games over the weekend, informing them that their usernames and passwords have been compromised by hackers.
Fortunately for anyone scared that their RP buying practices might have rewarded the hackers with more than just login information, Riot has been keen to point out that no credit card or payment information was stolen. Simply the username and password.
This does however mean that anyone that finds themselves under the European banner of LoL players will need to get in there and change their password, but it shouldn’t mean much more than that. However, if you’re been using the same password and username elsewhere, it might not be a bad idea to change those too – as Riot didn’t tell anyone what form the stolen passwords were in.
“We’ll continue to invest in security measures, including password hashing and data encryption, state-of-the-art firewalls, SSL, security ninjas, and other security measures to make your info safer. We’ve been humbled by this experience and know that nothing guarantees the security of Internet-connected systems such as League of Legends. We can simply promise to try our very best to protect your data,” said Riot.
Riot have always been pretty good with screw ups in the past, so I wouldn’t put it past them to gift a few hundred IP to players as a gesture of apology.