NEWS - June 11, 2012
by Carol~ - 6/11/12 9:18 AM
European League of Legends Game Players Have Their Account Data Compromised
Hackers have stolen account data from the European servers of popular real-time strategy game League of Legends (LoL), the game's developer, Riot Games, announced on Saturday.
According to figures published by Riot in November 2011, there are over 32 million registered accounts on the three LoL servers: North America, EU West (EUW) and EU Nordic & East (EUNE).
"Hackers gained access to certain personal player data contained in certain EU West and EU Nordic & East databases," Riot Games founders Marc Merrill and Brandon Beck wrote in a blog post on Saturday.
The compromised account data included email addresses, encrypted passwords, player names and dates of birth. No payment or billing information was exposed as a result of this security breach, Merrill and Beck said.
For a small number of players, their first and last names, as well as their encrypted security questions and answers, were also compromised. However, security questions and answers are no longer used in LoL's account recovery process, the Riot co-founders said.
Continued : http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/257292/european_league_of_legends_game_players_have_their_account_data_compromised.html
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