Threatwatch

Gamers’ credit card information pilfered

Network intrusion; Stolen credentials; User accounts compromised

A penetration of Riot Games’ servers yielded hackers the names, email addresses, encrypted passwords and encrypted credit card numbers of certain players of the League of Legends online game.

According to an announcement from the company, the portion of their North American account information that was accessed includes some 120,000 transaction records predating July 2011.

"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," the company claimed, but failed to share what specific encrypting methods they employ, and how secure they are.

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sector

Entertainment

reported

August 21, 2013

reported by

Help Net Security

number affected

Unknown

location of breach

Unknown

perpetrators

Criminals

location of perpetrators

Unknown

date breach occurred

Unknown

date breach detected

August 2013