League of Legends European Database Hacked

June 11, 2012 -

Riot Games has issued a statement via its official League of Legends forums letting players in Europe know that its user database for the game has been compromised. While the company says that no payment information was compromised during the security breach, the company did not say what personal information may have been stolen. From the forum post:

"The most critical data accessed included email address, encrypted account password, summoner name, date of birth, and – for a small number of players – first and last name and encrypted security question and answer. (Note: Security question and answer are no longer used in our account recovery process.)"

The company urges all European players to change their passwords just to be safe.

 

But even if you are not in Europe it's probably a good idea to change your password just be on the safe side.

We will have more on this story as it develops.

Source: Dual Shockers


Comments

Re: League of Legends European Database Hacked

Um... One of the bullet points DOES lay out what user information was at risk.

 

Email, password (encrypted), summoner name, DOB, and "in a small number of cases" first/last name and security question/answer.

 

Fairly heavy hit...

Trynd also goes on to spell out a few other pieces of info, such as imploring people to do password changes, etc.

 
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