Riot Fastracking Updates To Anti-Cheat Soon After Cyber Attack

Fahim Shahriar
By Fahim Shahriar
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Riot will be making changes to their Anti-Cheat system for League of Legends and TFT.

The gaming business has expanded rapidly in recent years, with the worldwide market predicted to exceed $200 billion by 2023. This growth has not gone unnoticed by cybercriminals, who have increasingly targeted the gaming industry with various cyber attacks.

The latest target for one of these cyber attacks is the developer for League of Legends, Riot Games. On January 21st, Riot Games, on their official Twitter page, announced that the systems in the company’s development environment “were compromised via a social engineering attack.” However, they did not elaborate much about the attack. However, they assured us that there was no indication of any player data or personal information being stolen.

But recently, Riot, on their Twitter page, shared some information about the severity of the attack. They stated that the attackers had taken the source code for League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics, and their anti-cheat platform. The attackers also sent a ransom email to Riot, asking for 10 million dollars. But Riot has stated that they will not be playing the ransom.

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Riot Making Updates To Anti-Cheat

For anyone unfamiliar with the term’ Source Code’, it is essentially the DNA or foundation of a game. With access to the source code, anyone can make exploits or even replicate the game.

Since both the League of Legends and Teamfight Tactics, source code and anti-cheat programs were stolen by the recent cyber attack. There will likely be an increase in cheating in the game. Riot’s answer to the said increase is implementing a better anti-cheat system.

Riot Meddler and Riot Brightmoon did mention in a video that they are working on improving their anti-cheat program. But with the recent cyber attack, Riot has been speeding up its process.

Although, we currently do not currently have any information about Riot’s new anti-cheat but it is safe to assume it will be similar to VALORANTS  Vanguard system.

Shahriar is a League of Legends writer at GameRiv. He enjoys playing Video Games, watching Anime, and browsing the internet for outdated memes.