hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

League of Legends EU servers hacked

12:00 PM on 06.11.2012 // Chris Carter
  @DtoidChris

If you play League of Legends in the EU (EU West and EU Nordic & East databases), be prepared to start changing some of your account information (both in LoL and everywhere else you use the same info). It seems as if Riot Games has released an alert letting people know that their servers have been breached, leaking names, email addresses, character names, dates of birth, and security questions. Thankfully, billing info is apparently safe.

Riot states that they have hired experts to investigate the matter, and are actively making sure that this doesn't happen again. As someone who has experience in IT security, I'd advise you to immediately change your LoL password, and possibly the email linked with the account yourself (if you want to be extra safe). Additionally, if you use the same password and/or email for any other accounts (such as online retailers, banks, or even here), make sure you purge the leaked password as soon as possible.

As always, make sure you're following basic security tips to protect your information.

League of Legends Hacked, Names & Emails Stolen [Kotaku]


 Reblog (or) Blog Reply



Chris Carter, Reviews Director
 Follow Blog + disclosure DtoidChris Tips
Chris (Magnalon) has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff! ---------... more   |   staff directory

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.
advertisement:


destructoid's previous coverage:
League of Legends


  Apr 29

League of Legends getting championship winner skins

$1 million wasn't enough of a prize? Fine then, have these


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!





Back to Top


  Light Theme      Dark Theme
What is the meaning of life, and do you have any more pizza rolls?
You may remix all content on this site under Creative Commons with Attribution
- Living the dream, Since 2006 -