League of Legends Hacked, North American Players Required to Change Passwords

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Aug 21, 2013 06:55 am PST

Riot Games, the publisher of League of Legends, one of the most popular online multiplayer games, has revealed that hackers have gained access to the account information of some players from North America.

“The security of your information is critically important to us, so we’re really sorry to share that a portion of our North American account information was recently compromised,” the company wrote in a blog post.

The compromised information consists of names, usernames, email addresses, and salted password hashes.

While the passwords are encrypted, the company warns that they can be cracked, especially in the case of players who have weak passwords.

“Additionally, we are investigating that approximately 120,000 transaction records from 2011 that contained hashed and salted credit card numbers have been accessed. The payment system involved with these records hasn’t been used since July of 2011, and this type of payment card information hasn’t been collected in any Riot systems since then,” Riot Games representatives stated.

SOURCE: news.softpedia.com

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