Riot Games has stated that it would not pay the $10 million ransom sought by the thieves of the League of Legends source code who broke into the system last week.
The threat actors gained access to Riot Games’ computer systems and stole the source code for the League of Legends (LoL) multiplayer online combat arena, a legacy anti-cheat framework, and the Teamfight Tactics (TFT) auto battler game.
The LoL and TFT teams are examining whether any fixes are required to thwart such nefarious attempts and investigating how cheating developers can utilize the stolen data to create new tools.
According to the game creator, the game source code obtained during the security breach also includes other elements that are now in the development stage but may never be released.
According to Riot Games, which said it is collaborating with law enforcement and other specialists to investigate the issue, a thorough report on how its development environment was compromised and the procedures are taken to prevent this from happening again would be made public.