Hackers Siege League of Legends, Grab Passwords

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – User accounts for popular real time strategy game League of Legends were accessed by hackers, according to a statement posted by game creator Riot over the weekend.

The company said the breach revealed user data belonging to “a small number of players.” Most importantly, stolen data didn’t include any financial information. However, it did include user names, passwords along with dates of birth.

“Keeping player information secure is very important to Riot. That’s why we’re sorry to share that hackers accessed some player account information,” commented the company when announcing the matter.

Meanwhile, Riot has responded by fixing the vulnerability that allowed for the breach and has emailed affected customers. As usual with other breaches, password changes have been requested.

League of Legends hit the market for Microsoft Windows in 2009. Since then, its gameplay has been applauded by critics. In November of last year, the game grew to 32 million registered users, according to the official website.